The Impact of a Decade at War
Wounded warriors and Soldiers with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division pose for a photo at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. The wounded warriors returned to Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit years after they were medically evacuated from the war zone.  (Photo: SSG Tanya Thomas)  



Professor Charles Allen
Department of Command, Leadership, and Management

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.



Clearly a period of transition is ahead for the U.S. military following a reduction of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as due to the slow pace of the American economic recovery. This Armed Forces Journal article, by a retired officer and USAWC Professor with almost forty years total association with the Army, looks at the current situation in light of several previous periods marked by Chiefs of Staff, Army, who took stock, established a vision and then charted a successful path to the future.

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