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By U.S. Military,Department of Defense,Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

Council of warfare: A background of the Joint Chiefs of employees, 1942—1991 follows within the culture of volumes formerly ready by way of the joint heritage workplace facing JCS involvement in nationwide coverage, the Korean warfare, and the Vietnam conflict. Adopting a broader view than past volumes, it surveys the JCS function and contributions from the early days of global struggle II during the finish of the chilly warfare. Written from a mix of fundamental and secondary assets, it's a clean paintings of scholarship, the issues of this period and their army implications. the most prism is that of the joint Chiefs of employees, yet in laying out the JCS point of view, it offers additionally with the broader effect of key judgements and the resultant policies.

The narrative lines the function and impact of the Joint Chiefs of employees from their construction in 1942 during the finish of the chilly conflict in 1991. it's, at the beginning, a heritage of occasions and their impression on nationwide coverage. it's also a background of the Joint Chiefs of employees themselves and their evolving association, a mirrored image in lots of methods of the issues they confronted and the way they elected to handle them. through the years, the Joint historical past workplace has produced and released quite a few targeted monographs on JCS participation in nationwide defense coverage. There hasn't ever been, despite the fact that, a single-volume narrative precis of the JCS function. This e-book, written from a mix of fundamental and secondary assets, seeks to fill that void.

Contents: bankruptcy 1 * THE battle IN EUROPE * The Origins of Joint making plans * The North Africa selection and Its impression * the second one entrance Debate and JCS Reorganization * getting ready for Overlord * Wartime Collaboration with the Soviet Union * bankruptcy 2 * THE ASIA-PACIFIC battle AND THE BEGINNINGS OF POSTWAR making plans * approach and Command within the Pacific * The China-Burma-India Theater * Postwar making plans starts * finishing the battle with Japan * sunrise of the Atomic Age * bankruptcy three * PEACETIME demanding situations * protection coverage in Transition * Reorganization and Reform * battle Plans, Budgets, and the March challenge of 1948 * The protection finances for FY 1950 * The Strategic Bombing Controversy * bankruptcy four * MILITARIZING THE chilly battle * Pressures for swap * The H-Bomb determination and NSC sixty eight * Onset of the Korean struggle * The Inch'on Operation * coverage in Flux * impression of the chinese language Intervention * MacArthur's Dismissal * Europe—First back * bankruptcy five * EISENHOWER AND the hot glance * The 1953 Reorganization * finishing the Korean struggle * a brand new technique for the chilly warfare * trying out the hot glance: Indochina * disagreement within the Taiwan Strait * The "New technique" in Europe * NATO's traditional Posture * curtailing the palms Race * bankruptcy 6 * switch AND CONTINUITY * Evolution of the Missile software * The Gaither record * The "Missile hole" and BMD Controversies * Reorganization and Reform, 1958—1960 * safety of the center East * Cuba, Castro, and Communism * Berlin risks * bankruptcy 7 * KENNEDY AND THE predicament PRESIDENCY * The Bay of Pigs * Berlin less than Siege * Laos * Origins of the Cuban Missile challenge * Showdown over Cuba * Aftermath: The Nuclear try out Ban * bankruptcy eight * THE MCNAMARA period * bankruptcy nine * VIETNAM: GOING TO conflict * bankruptcy 10 * VIETNAM: RETREAT AND WITHDRAWAL * bankruptcy eleven * DETENTE * bankruptcy 12 * the hunt FOR STRATEGIC balance bankruptcy thirteen * THE go back TO disagreement SALT II * bankruptcy 14 * THE REAGAN BUILDUP * bankruptcy 15 * a brand new RAPPROCHEMENT * bankruptcy sixteen * finishing THE chilly battle * bankruptcy 17 * typhoon within the desolate tract * Origins of the bankruptcy 18 * end * Glossary

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