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ARMY Magazine - January 2005

Volume 55, Number 1

Listed below are selected articles and features of our January 2005 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and get a subscription as part of your membership.

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Front & Center
Why Public Affairs Is Not Information Operations
Media access to our servicemembers together with honesty and forthright release of information in a timely fashion has proven over time to be among the most powerful elements of perception influence the military has with regard to garnering public trust and support for the military even during periods of domestic political acrimony and unrest.

Winning Iraqi Hearts and Minds
Although the coalition needs to continue to work with the middleman media outlets, it should stop using them as the direct interlocutor between it and the Iraqi people and create its own television station and newspaper. The coalition should also eliminate the monopoly the anti-coalition forces have over the rumor mill on Iraq’s streets.

Full-Time Support for Part-Time Soldiers Is Essential for Unit Readiness
With America at war, the Army Reserve is more important than ever, and so is its readiness.

Selected Features
So, You’re Going to Iraq
A captain from the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light) offers some suggestions for units in Iraq to achieve their goals during their tours of duty.

U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy: The Founding
A number of hurdles had to be jumped in order to get the Sergeants Major Academy open for its first classes in January of 1973. Since then the Academy has become a great success.

Transforming Advanced Military Education for the 21st Century
"Whatever the future holds for advanced military education, one thing seems fairly clear: the classroom increasingly will become less a place than a state of mind."