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ARMY Magazine - September 2006

Volume 56, Number 9

Listed below are selected articles and features of our September 2006 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
An Honor Denied
The 90th Infantry Division was recommended for a Presidential Unit Citation for a harrowing river crossing during World War II. Unfortunately the recommendation has never been approved.

The Risks of Unreadiness
Despite the oft-cited recognition that our global war on terrorism is a long-term requirement, preparations to fight it continue to lag.

Ten Good Rules for New Division Chiefs of Staff
Some pointers to help new division chiefs of staff get a running start at their new job.

Developing Strategic Leaders for the Army
Senior leadership development in the Army can come from traditional books or more hi tech resources.

Selected Features
The Medium-Weight Force: Lessons Learned and Future Contributions to Coalition Operations
The chief of the Australian Army explains why his force is seeking a significant increase in combat weight when most Western armies are lightening their forces.

Defending the Most Critical Spot in Iraq
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment and units attached to it defend the International Zone, a security sanctuary in Baghdad that gives the Iraqi government a chance to function.

Building an Armored Division from Scratch, Scrap and Trust
The 9th Iraqi Army (IA) Division gathered equipment from the Republican Guard’s junk piles to become the IA’s only armored/mechanized division, and U.S. Army military transition teams are helping it achieve operational certification.

The Gated Community: Giving an Iraqi Town a Second Chance
Taramiyah, Iraq, was largely controlled by terrorists and insurgents until it was sealed off and soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment and an Iraqi army battalion moved in to provide security.

Army Test and Evaluation Command Makes Rapid Acquisition a Reality
The Army Test and Evaluation Command is transforming the way it enhances armor protection for vehicles, developing countermeasures to improvised explosives devices and improving the effectiveness of firepower.

Company Command—Building Combat Ready Teams: Switching Gears in the Counterinsurgency Fight
Company commanders in the field answer the question, how do we aggressively kill insurgents yet at the same time win the support of the local population?

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