Wednesday March 9, 2005

Today we introduce a new, online version of Stand To to mark the 100th edition of this daily compendium of news, information and context first introduced to Army leaders on Oct. 7, 2004. This web-based version of Stand-To will make the product even more portable, readable and accessible. Subscribers can now read it on the web from any location and link easily to features and news stories.


- More than 4,500 people currently subscribe to Stand-To, with an average of 50 new subscription requests received daily.

- Subscriptions are available to anyone by simply sending an e-mail to stand-to@hqda.army.mil.

- Stand To is sent daily to general officers, senior executive civilians and many command sergeants major.

- Information contained in Stand-To is unclassified and cleared for release. Sources include publicly available, authoritative Army documents as well as input from the Army Staff and major commands.

- Back issues of Stand-To, through March 8, 2005, can be found on AKO on both the Senior Army Leaders Page and Strategic Communications Page.

- Beginning today, an archive of new issues will be posted at www.army.mil/standto.


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  • DuBois sworn in as acting undersecretary of the Army (ARNEWS)
  • TRADOC hosts Interservice Training Summit (TRADOC News)
  • Primary Leadership Development Course adapts to modern warfare (TRADOC News)
  • Steady drop in African American and female recruits (WP | eb)


  • Team to conduct inquiry into checkpoint shooting (AFIS)
  • Military investigation into checkpoint deaths begins (USAT eb)
  • Italy says shooting was an accident, but demands investigation (WP | eb)
  • "Italy's ransom" Editorial (WSJ eb)
  • Bush: The fledgling democracy in Mideast is essential to defeating terrorism (WP | eb)
  • Critics of Iraq policy admit to benefits (WT | eb)
  • Insurgency weakening, Iraqi security forces growing stronger (AFIS)
  • Baghdad mayor calls for reduced presence of U.S. troops (WT | eb)
  • Coalition, NATO training leaders for Iraqi forces (AFIS)
  • U.S. military may return Abu Ghraib facility to Iraqis (NYT | eb)
  • Estonian soldiers team up with armor unit to keep supply routes safe (ARNEWS)


  • Commission report will say U.S. has inadequate intelligence on Iran (NYT | eb)
  • French foreign minister seeks U.S. support on arms issue (NYT | eb)
  • Iraqi Shiite women seeking gender equality push Islamic law (WSJ eb)
  • Coalition members get head start on women's day (CENTCOM News)
  • Soldier's meet with Uzbeks for women's day (ARNEWS)
  • House Appropriations Committee approves special spending bill (LAT | eb)
  • Pacific, Korea commanders talk transformation at Senate (AFIS)
  • U.S. military footprint in Europe changing to meet strategy (AFIS)
  • Rumsfeld officially launches 2005 QDR (ID eb)
  • Military news channels airs on public outlets (SPT | eb)


  • Lebanon's president to push for new government (Aljazeera)
  • 19 bodies found near Iraq, Syria border (BBC)

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About Stand-To!

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- "Stand-To! is one of the best strategic communications tools the Army has ever put on the street. ...I am up to speed on general current information, plus conversant in the most relevant issues facing the Army."

- "Great new tool for leaders!"

- "It is widely read and highly sought after."

- "A masterful job of capturing the hot issues in town and around the Army."

- "I do like the initiative ... to "push" info to us in "Stand To". It sure is more user friendly [to] not have to go pull what are the hot button tidbits each day. Almost like a digital Early Bird being delivered each morning. Hooah."

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STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

All published editions are sent to subscribers via email and archived daily in the STAND-TO! Archives.

STAND-TO! falls under the management of the Online and Social Media Division (OSMD) in the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA).

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