Military Review English Edition March-April 2015 | Page 2
MR With so many news sources offering countless perspectives of the many changes, tragedies, and triumphs our nation and its military face, sorting out fact and opinion can be a challenge. As the director of Military Review, my priority is providing our audiences with dependable and accurate information. Military Review articles are based on research and experience; our rigorous selection process ensures they are from reliable sources. We strive to keep our readers abreast of issues relevant to the institutional, operational, and historical interests of the Army Profession, and the feedback I’ve received regarding this endeavor has been overwhelmingly positive. Whether focused on improvements to Army professional education, technological advancements, women in combat, the human dimension, or the future of war, I am confident our articles will continue to keep our readers engaged and, perhaps, inspire them to consider new perspectives.
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This edition provides prime examples of articles that will spur our readers’ interest. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, deputy commanding general, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, presents his thoughts on continuity and change. He believes every commander understands, visualizes, describes, directs, leads, and assesses operations based, in part, on his or her understanding of continuities in the nature of war and changes in the character of warfare. Jude Eden, a former Marine, proposes that standards for combat-related military specialties should not be lowered to allow the inclusion of women into those assignments. These articles feature unique perspectives on very different but relevant topics. I am sure you will enjoy them both, as well as all the other fine articles in our March-April edition. You can enjoy Military Review in hard copy or online at http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview/. Please send us your feedback in a letter, an email, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/ OfficialMilitaryReview.
More than 400 paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 2 March-April 2015 MILITARY REVIEW U.S. Army Alaska, perform a parachute assault 23 July 2014 on Malamute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)