English Edition 2013

March-April 2013

 Complete Edition

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 Table of Contents

The Great Drone Debate

Amitai Etzioni

Drones are here to stay, and the arguments against their use have to be addressed.

14 The Rise of the Machines

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas A. Pryer, U.S. Army

Employment of unmanned aerial vehicles in war carries costs that can have unforeseen strategic ramifications.

25 Applying Mission Command through the Operations Process

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Flynn, U.S. Army, Retired

Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Schrankel, U.S. Army, Retired

Mission command and its associated framework, the operations process, are central concepts that underpin how our Army fights.

33 The Officership Model: Exporting Leader Development to the Force

Major Todd Hertling, U.S. Army

The U.S. Military Academy’s capstone course, Officership, can help rekindle the enthusiasm for leader development across the Army.

42 The Evolution of Mission Command in U.S. Army Doctrine, 1905 to the Present

Colonel Clinton J. Ancker, III, U.S. Army, Retired

The basic ideas of mission command have evolved continuously, often reflecting combat experience.

53 Dynamics of Interagency Teams

Major General Raymond D. Barrett, U.S. Army, Retired

Leaders will be better equipped to manage teams if they understand the dynamic forces that bind them and tear them apart.

62 Revisiting Persistent Engagement and Interagency Collaboration

Major Charles Malcolm Williams, U.S. Army

The Joint force must understand the importance of political causation in creating instability.

70 Breaking the Kevlar Ceiling: A National Security Case for Full Gender Integration in the U.S. Army

Major Jacqueline S.L. Escobar, U.S. Army

It is a travesty for the best military in the wolrd not to include the perspective of half the nation's talent pool in its strategic decision making.

79 Social Swarming: Asymmetric Effects on Public Discourse in Future Conflict

Major David Faggard, U.S. Air Force

Cyber-based information warfare is built upon E-citizen soldiers using social swarming to overwhelm a system, a decision-maker, or a critical node.

89 Death from Above: UAVs and Losing Hearts and Minds

Jeffrey A. Sluka, Ph.D.

"The greatest, weirdest, coolest, hardware in the American aresenal" is probably undermining America's image abroad.

96 INSIGHT: An Injury, Not a Disorder

Frank Ochberg, M.D.

The time is now to understand post-traumatic stress as an injury.

100 Review Essay: The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

Daniel Paliwoda, Ph.D.

Poland’s history may be tragic, but a doomed heroism distinguishes it.

107 Book Reviews

Contemporary Readings for the Military Professional

121 Cover 3

Announcing the 2013 General William E. DePuy Combined Arms Center Writing Competition. “What can the Army do to improve the combined effects of training, education, and experience to best develop leaders to apply Mission Command in order to execute Unified Land Operations?”