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an LNO shares his experiences with the 205th ‘tigers’

Training the Iraqi Army: an LNO shares his experiences with the 205th ‘tigers’ Brian M. Ducote While assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, I served as the 205th Iraqi Army (IA) liaison officer (LNO) for Task Force 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, from May 1, 2004 until February 15, 2005. Although I […]

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Combined arms weapons proficiency for the HBCT

Combined arms weapons proficiency for the HBCT Tommy Howard As the Army transforms itself into a modular configuration, it is imperative that we look at the way we train gunnery to ensure that we provide the commanders of the brigade combat teams (BCTs) the tools necessary to train and evaluate their Soldiers, crews, and platoons. […]

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Russian: 40mm grenades and launchers – Professional Forum – weapons

Russian: 40mm grenades and launchers – Professional Forum – weapons – Brief Article Adam Geibel Experiences from the second Chechen War set the tone for future ordnance. The Pribor Research and Production Center announced in May 2001 that it had developed a 40mm “cumulative” round for GP-25 and GP-30 under-barrel grenade launchers capable of piercing […]

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How Wars are Won. The 13 Rules of War From Ancient Greece to the War on Terror

How Wars are Won. The 13 Rules of War From Ancient Greece to the War on Terror – Book Review Christopher Timmers By Bevin Alexander. Crown Books, 2002. $26.95, Hardcover. Every cadet at West Point and, I assume, pretty much any other college or university with pretentions to producing the officer class of our Armed […]

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Medical evacuation and training during Ranger School

Medical evacuation and training during Ranger School – Training Notes Marc Captain Cloutier It’s Day 9 of the 10-day field training exercise (FTX) conducted at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion (RTB), the final exercise of Ranger School. For the past eight days the Ranger students have averaged only two hours of sleep per day. A […]

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The Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment – MOLLE – Infantry News

The Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment – MOLLE – Infantry News – Brief Article The modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (MOLLE) system will be issued to Army units beginning in October 2001. One of the main components of the system is its nylon mesh vest with removable pockets to accommodate different carrying needs. Examples of the MOLLE’s […]

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From Africa to Italy with the 78th Division, 1942-45

Battle-ax Division: From Africa to Italy with the 78th Division, 1942-45 Dominic J. Caraccilo Battle-ax Division: From Africa to Italy with the 78th Division, 1942-45. By Ken Ford. Sutton Publishing, United Kingdom, 1999. 218 Pages, photographs, maps. $34.95, hardcover. Reviewed by Major Dominic J. Caraccilo. In 1942, Britain’s 78th Division, commonly referred as the Battle-ax […]

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the machine gun of the future?

XM312: the machine gun of the future? Debi Dawson The U.S. Army is considering replacing one of the U.S. Army’s oldest weapons, the M2 .50 caliber machine gun, after more than three-quarters of a century of service. One of the potential replacements for the M2 would be the XM312.50 caliber Advanced Crew Served Weapon (ACSW). […]

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Infantry Letters

Infantry Letters DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED CAPABILITY FROM JAVELIN This letter is in response to Captain Charles L. Hiter’s article, “The Antitank Section in Support of a Light Infantry Rifle Platoon” (INFANTRY, January-April 2000, pages 15-16). Captain Hiter does a superb job of describing the added capabilities that an antitank section can provide to a light infantry […]

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The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry—The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945. – Review

The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry—The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945. – Review – book review Harold E. Raugh, Jr. The Heat of Battle: The 16th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry–The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945. By Peter Hart. Leo Cooper, 1999. 224 Pages. $30.00. The Italian campaign of World War II–from the Salerno landings in […]