A Century Later, France Remembers

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow AUGUST 2018—Exactly a hundred years ago, from late July through the first half August of 1918, American, British and French forces engaged Germany in a ferocious battle near the Marne River. Known as the Second Battle of the Marne, it turned back what’s considered the last major German offensive of that summer and …

Army Transforms During War – and Peace

By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, U.S. Army retired   My recent thoughts on Army leadership and the military minds that addressed our wartime activities include some observations pertinent to our periods of peace. Going back only to post-World War I, it was the Army that designed and developed the officer education system that planned the structure, organization and training of …