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Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff [electronic resource] : the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 / Gordon Nathaniel Lederman ; foreword by Sam Nunn.

By: Lederman, Gordon Nathaniel, 1971-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in military studies: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 215 p.).ISBN: 0313030510 (electronic bk.); 9780313030512 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization -- History | Military law -- United States -- History | United States. Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff.DDC classification: 355.6/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword by Sam Nunn; Preface; Note on the Terminology and Structure of the U.S. Military; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Inherent Tensions in American Military Organization; Chapter 2: Defense Reorganization: A Substantive Analysis; Chapter 3: The Great Reorganization Debate; Chapter 4: Passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act; Chapter 5: The U.S. Military After Goldwater-Nichols; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 is the most important legislation to affecting U.S. national defense in the last 50 years. This act resulted from frustration in Congress and among certain military officers concerning what they believed to be the poor quality of military advice available to civilian decision-makers. It also derived from the U.S. military's perceived inability to conduct successful joint or multi-service operations. The act, passes after four years of legislative debate, designated the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the principal.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-196) and index.

Foreword by Sam Nunn; Preface; Note on the Terminology and Structure of the U.S. Military; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Inherent Tensions in American Military Organization; Chapter 2: Defense Reorganization: A Substantive Analysis; Chapter 3: The Great Reorganization Debate; Chapter 4: Passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act; Chapter 5: The U.S. Military After Goldwater-Nichols; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 is the most important legislation to affecting U.S. national defense in the last 50 years. This act resulted from frustration in Congress and among certain military officers concerning what they believed to be the poor quality of military advice available to civilian decision-makers. It also derived from the U.S. military's perceived inability to conduct successful joint or multi-service operations. The act, passes after four years of legislative debate, designated the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the principal.

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