Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 2

MR Col. Anna R. Friederich-Maggard W e are excited to share this edition of Military Review, dedicated to strategic landpower. This concept will be at the forefront of military operations as the nation continues moving forward into this century. Included is an article co-written by former commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Gen. Robert W. Cone, U.S. Army, Retired, giving 12 principles for strategic leadership, and an innovative piece about cadets in strategic landpower by Lt. Col. Adrian Bogart and Capt. J.D. Mohundro. This edition reprints an article by the late Honorable Ike Skelton, in memoriam and as a prologue to the rededication of Fort Leavenworth’s Combined Arms Research Library as the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library. Congressman Skelton was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D), representing Missouri’s 4th Congressional District from 1977 to 2011. He was the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton wrote several articles for Military Review over the years. This edition also boasts a book review essay by Joseph Miller, of Rape in Wartime, edited by Raphaelle Branche and Babrice Virgili. Miller pulls no punches when summarizing the book and linking it to the military’s highly publicized efforts to prevent sexual assault and to encourage cultural reform among the ranks. Be sure to peruse the other book reviews starting on page 87, as readers provide analyses of contemporary readings for the military professional. We bid farewell to two of Military Review’s finest—Ms. Marlys “Kelly” Cook, our Managing Editor, and Ms. Nancy Mazzia, our Book Review and Features Editor. Both retired, having a combined total of 80 years of federal service. Kelly and Nancy played an integral role in making Military Review the esteemed journal it is today and keeping the Military Review family strong. We will miss both and wish them the best as they enjoy retirement. The staff at Military Review appreciates your continued support and contributions as it evolves to meet the requirements of the 21st century. Please check us out on Facebook, Twitter or on our website at http:// Have a great summer, and we will see you this fall! Congratulations on retirement and thanks for your service! Marlys “Kelly” Cook retired in May after serving 40 years as a soldier and Army civilian. She began her career in the Women’s Army Corps and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring in 1998. Ms. Cook joined Military Review in 2004 as the supervisory editor and was later promoted to managing editor. She reviewed and edited over 640 articles, corresponded with nearly as many authors, and managed the production of 50 editions of the journal. The staff of Military Review wish Kelly good luck in all her future endeavors. Nancy Mazzia retired in May after serving 40 years as an Army civilian. She was affiliated with Military Review throughout her career, having begun as a cold-type operator with the Army Print Plant. Nancy joined the editorial staff of Military Review in 2003 as the book/features editor. She liaised with publishers, subject matter experts, reviewers, and authors as manager of the features and book review program for over 50 editions of Military Review. The staff also wish Nancy good luck in all her future endeavors.