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Victory on the Potomac [electronic resource] : the Goldwater-Nichols Act unifies the Pentagon / James R. Locher, III ; foreword by Sam Nunn.

By: Locher, James R, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Texas A & M University military history series: 79.Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 524 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1585449725 (electronic bk.); 9781585449729 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States. Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 -- Legislative History | United States. Dept. of Defense -- Reorganization -- Legislative history | United States -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization -- Legislative history | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Victory on the Potomac.DDC classification: 355.6/8/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The rise of service supremacists -- Jones breaks ranks -- The House fires the first shot -- Texas politics -- Unfinished business -- Misfire in the Senate -- Beirut -- Scholars and old soldiers -- Nichols runs Tower's blockade -- Crowe makes waves -- Goldwater and Nunn close ranks -- Weinberger stonewalls -- Naval gunfire -- McFarlane outflanks the Pentagon -- Trench warfare -- Playing the media card -- Gathering of eagles -- Expedition into hostile territory -- Seizing the high ground -- Transition to the offensive -- The Packard Commission reinforces -- The decisive battle -- Mopping-up operations -- The commander in chief approves.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [451]-505) and index.

The rise of service supremacists -- Jones breaks ranks -- The House fires the first shot -- Texas politics -- Unfinished business -- Misfire in the Senate -- Beirut -- Scholars and old soldiers -- Nichols runs Tower's blockade -- Crowe makes waves -- Goldwater and Nunn close ranks -- Weinberger stonewalls -- Naval gunfire -- McFarlane outflanks the Pentagon -- Trench warfare -- Playing the media card -- Gathering of eagles -- Expedition into hostile territory -- Seizing the high ground -- Transition to the offensive -- The Packard Commission reinforces -- The decisive battle -- Mopping-up operations -- The commander in chief approves.

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