English 2014 Archive

January-February 2014

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Letter from the Editor

Table of Contents

4 Virtual Influence: Leveraging Social Media as a Leadership Tool

Maj. Jana K. Fajardo, U.S. Army

A MacArthur writing contest winning author examines concepts and objectives of leadership and the phenomenon of social media.

15 Preferring Copies with No Originals: Does the Army Training Strategy Train to Fail?

Maj. Ben E. Zweibelson, U.S. Army

A CTC trainer argues that the opposing forces at combat training centers need to better replicate U.S. rivals.

26 A Tale of Two Districts: Beating the Taliban at Their Own Game

Lt. Cmdr. Daniel R. Green, Ph.D., U.S. Navy

A tribal and political engagement officer discusses local security through tribal groups trained by coalition forces.

32 States, Societies, Resistance, and COIN

Samuel Abrams

America faces important questions of social order and state building in the Middle East and elsewhere.

43 Of Burning Platforms and Champions

Cmdr. William Hines, U.S. Navy Reserve

A Navy commander suggests that we are failing in our goal of transferring security responsibility to a capable ANSF.

50 Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Strategic Gain or Backlash?

Kofi Nsia-Pepra, Ph.D., LLM

An expert in international human rights law argues that America should formalize good relations with all African states.

60 The Fourth Revolution: Hyper-Learning

Lt. Gen. Frederic J. (Rick) Brown, Ph.D. U.S. Army, Retired

Gen. Brown follows up his previous article on preparing leaders to support rebuilding with a discussion on "hyper-learning."

68 Lessons of a Coalition Partner in Afghanistan: 2002-2013

Lt. Col. Sholto Stephens, New Zealand Army

A New Zealand Army officer shares pragmatic lessons from New Zealand Defense Force operations in Afghanistan and calls for improvements in military education and training to account for the new reality.

74 Harmony in Battle: Training the Brigade Combat Team for Combined Arms Maneuver

Col. Michael R. Fenzel and Lt. Col. Shane Morgan, U.S. Army

Two senior commanders offer a training plan to build proficiency from the bottom up.

82 Creeping Death: Clausewitz and Comprehensive Counterinsurgency

Capt. Brett Friedman, U.S. Marine Corps

A Marine officer calls for the U.S. military to move beyond the simplistic population-versus-enemy dichotomy regarding counterinsurgency.

90 Managing Risk in Today’s Army

Maj. Brendan Gallagher, U.S. Army

The author discusses the importance of sensible risk taking.

97 REVIEW ESSAY: The Lessons of "The Surge"

Lt.Col. Douglas A. Pryer, U.S. Army

101 Book Reviews

Contemporary Readings for the Military Professional

114 Letters

116 DePuy Writing Contest 2014

117 Cover 3

Captain William D. Swenson distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life while serving as an embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 September 2009.

March-April 2014

Complete Edition

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Letter from the Editor

Table of Contents

4 Strengths-Based Leadership Theory and Development of Subordinate Leaders

Melinda Key-Roberts, Ph.D.

A research psychologist examines the results of a study through the lens of strengths-based leadership theory to reach some common-sense conclusions about leader development.

14 Developing Trustworthy Commissioned Officers

Lt. Col. David B. Cushen, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. Joseph P. Doty, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Retired; and Col. Patrick A. Toffler, U.S. Army, Retired

The authors define what it means to be a leader of character and discuss ways to develop such leaders in each of the Army’s sources of commission.

23 Evil on the Horizon

Maj. Matthew M. McCreary, U.S. Army

An interagency fellow’s experience on the Department of State’s Interagency Man-Portable Air Defense Systems Task Force provides the backdrop for an examination of the importance of interagency cooperation in achieving national security objectives.

29 Extending SHARP Best Practices

Lt. Col. Heidi A. Urben, Ph.D., U.S. Army

The author questions the lack of published lessons learned on the prevention of sexual harassment and assault, and provides considerations to brigade-and-below leadership for SHARP program implementation.

33 Is Experience the Missing Link in Junior Officer Development?

Maj. Adam Wojack, U.S. Army

Of the three pillars of leader development described in the Army Leader Development Strategy, experience is the most out of balance when applied to the Army’s most junior officers. Winner of the 2010 General Douglas MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Competition.

42 The Syrian Crisis from a Neighbor’s Perspective

Karen Kaya

A Middle East and Turkey analyst for the Foreign Military Studies Office provides insight into the impact of the Syrian crisis on Turkey, the Middle East, and the international community.

51 The Criticality of Captains’ Education

Lt. Col. Keith R. Beurskens, U.S. Army, Retired

In an update to an article published previously in the Nov-Dec 2010 edition of Military Review, the author discusses the continued importance of the Captain’s Career Course to the effective development of commissioned officers in support of the Army Leader Development Strategy.

55 Ethics Education of Military Leaders

A Edward Major, Esq

An attorney explains the importance of ethics education for senior military leaders and argues for its inclusion in the curricula of the military’s senior service colleges.

61 Improving Leader Development in the Operational Domain

Lt. Col. Kevin M. Kreie, U.S. Army

A discourse on the significance of the three learning domains in the Army's Leader Development Model and the inadequacy of leader development in the operational domain. /p>

66 Leading Structured Organization in the Dynamic Information Age

Lt. Col. Benjamin A. Ring, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. Richard K. Brown Jr., U.S. Air Force; Col. Lawrence E. Howard, U.S. Army Reserve; Cmdr. Peter R. Van Ness, U.S. Coast Guard

A group of officers provides a discussion on changes in information technology, the resulting global cultural changes, and what the Army must do to adapt and succeed in the 21st Century Information Age.

73 INSIGHT : A Reply to Arnold R. Isaacs’ Review Essay, "Remembering Vietnam"

William Lloyd Stearman, Ph.D.

79 Letters

81 Book Reviews

Contemporary Readings for the Military Professional

92 DePuy Writing Contest 2014

93 Cover 3

Leadership is the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization (ADP 6-22).