Disruptive voice

Cebrowski understood the value — and inevitability — of revolutionary change

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Arthur Cebrowski, who died Nov. 12, joins George S. Patton, Billy Mitchell, Hyman Rickover and others …

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In this issue

The strong turnout for Iraq’s parliamentary elections offers hope that we are entering a new period in which Iraq begins to resolve its problems through a peaceful, democratic process. Our cover package …

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Off the radar

Missile defense was the administration’s highest priority.’ What happened?

“The deployment of effective missile defenses is an essential element of the United States’ broader efforts to transform our defense and deterrence policies …

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The Air Force terminologist will: manage the Air Force Military Terminology Standardization Program ?

Who marshals neologisms, new meanings and nonwords? In the Air Force, it takes a terminologist. To be fair, the

tech industry uses this term as well (“The main

tasks of a terminologist …

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QDR’s crucial question

Sometime late this month or perhaps early in February the Pentagon will release its report on the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), by my count the fifth attempt of the “post-Cold War …

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Measuring success

How can we know if we are succeeding in Iraq? This is one of the central problems facing the Bush administration, and America, today. The counts of “enemy” bodies that characterized the …

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This theory won’t fly

I take issue with retired Maj. Gen. Scales’ article, “The shape of brigades to come” [October]. Scales claims that Special Forces operations in Afghanistan and Northern Iraq, and the Stryker’s deployment in …

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Much ado about QDR

Quadrennial Defense Review triggers great anxiety, little change

The QDR is winding down, at last. The Quadrennial Dread Ritual, that is.

Every four years, senior military officials and defense industry executives drive …

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Standing Army not needed

The biggest mission creep the Regular Army faces is its continued existence.

Now that the Cold War is over, we have no more possessions to guard in China and the Philippines, and …

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No silver bullets

Fighting the insurgency in Iraq

Along with impatience, a great American weakness is our belief that every problem has a straightforward solution, if only we can figure it out. Especially in complex …

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