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Tom Odom
01-12-2007, 03:59 PM
The latest issue of Military Review (http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/CAC/milreview/English/JanFeb07/indexjanfeb07.asp) is on the web.

Main articles are:

This edition features contributors:

F.J. Bing West, Waiting for Godot in Iraq (http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/CAC/milreview/English/JanFeb07/West.pdf)

John Hillen, Ph.D., Developing a National Counterinsurgency Capability for the War on Terror (http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/CAC/milreview/English/JanFeb07/Hillen.pdf)

Lieutenant Colonel Ross A. Brown U.S. Army, Commander's Assessment: South Baghdad (http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/CAC/milreview/English/JanFeb07/Brown.pdf)

Thailand: Anatomy of a Counterinsurgency Victory
Thomas A. Marks, Ph.D. (http://usacac.leavenworth.army.mil/CAC/milreview/English/JanFeb07/Marks.pdf)

Others include:

Brigadier General Robin P. Swan, U.S. Army, Mounted Vertical Maneuver: A Giant Leap Forward in Maneuver and Sustainment

Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon IV, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Retired; Colonel David E. Johnson, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Retired; and Peter A. Wilson, Air Mechanization: An Expensive and Fragile Concept
Writing Contest Winners
74 3d Place (COIN Competition)—Counterinsurgency Intelligence in a “Long War”: The British Experience in Northern Ireland
Brian A. Jackson, Ph.D.

As the British experience in Northern Ireland has shown, the successful counterinsurgent must diverge considerably from “classical intelligence” methods.

86 4th Place (COIN Competition)—The Paradox of Logistics in Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies
Lieutenant Colonel Marian E. Vlasak, U.S. Army

Outgunned insurgents have long been adept at turning their superior opponents’ logistical systems into liabilities. Lessons learned from China and Vietnam could help enlighten today’s COIN thinkers.

Stand Alone
96 Breaking the Tether of Fuel
Naval Research Advisory Committee Future Fuels Study Panel

More fuel-efficient vehicles and better fuel management can significantly extend the operational reach of Army and Marine Corps units. Here’s what the Marines are doing to get there.

101 Clausewitz’s Schwerpunkt: Mistranslated from German—Misunderstood in English
Milan Vego, Ph.D.

Army leaders should reexamine the center of gravity concept and consider adopting the German Army’s Schwerpunkt as a campaign planning tool.

110 Dealing with the Iraqi Populace: An Arab-American Soldier’s Perspective
Sergeant Mounir Elkhamri, U.S. Army

A Middle East military analyst, combat veteran, and fluent Arabic linguist tells us what problems concern Iraqis the most and how Soldiers should respond.

Classics Revisited
Book Reviews Contemporary readings for the professional (includes Street Without Joy)