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Poole, Walter S. 1943-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 1,534 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Naval history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UA23.7, 967.73053
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Most widely held works by Walter S Poole
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1965-1968 by Walter S Poole( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume covers an unhappy period in US as well as JCS history. As the Vietnam War turned into a bloody stalemate, the strategy of "close-in" containment for the Far East proved to be unbearably costly. After the Six Day War of 1967, the Middle East became increasingly polarized between East and West. NATO had to cope with France's secession from the integrated command. Across a broad range of issues, the Joint Chiefs of Staff found themselves at odds with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They wanted to escalate sharply the air campaign against North Vietnam, preserve superiority in strategic nuclear capability, and restore a US-based reserve of conventional units being drained by Vietnam's demands. Many times, their recommendations were rejected by President Lyndon B. Johnson who accepted instead those of Secretary McNamara. Indeed, the sidelining of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emerges as the dominant theme of this volume"--Preface
The effort to save Somalia, August 1992-March 1994 by Walter S Poole( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the war in Vietnam, 1971-1973 by Willard J Webb( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1961-1964 by Walter S Poole( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1957-1960 by Byron Fairchild( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The series, The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy, treats the activities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since the close of World War II. Because of the nature of the activities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as the sensitivity of the sources, the volumes of the series were originally prepared in classified form. Classification designations, in the text and footnotes, are those that appeared in the original classified volume. Volume VII describes JCS activities during the period 1957-1960 except for activities related to Indochina which are covered in a separate series. Although only the names of its principal authors appear on the title page, the preparation of Volume VII was truly a collaborative effort. Originally written in the 1960s, the classified publication had thirteen chapters
Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968 by Walter S Poole( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1950-1952 by Walter S Poole( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the unified command plan, 1946-1993 by Ronald H Cole( )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1993, covers the formulation of the plan, modifications, and periodic revisions. This volume is a compilation of three separate histories which were originally classified. The section describing the development of the Unified Command Plan between 1946 and 1977 was written by Dr. Robert J. Watson, Mr. James F. Schnabel, and Mr. Willard J. Webb and first published in declassified form in the late 1980s. The section covering the period from 1977 to 1983 was written by Dr. Ronald H. Cole and published in a classified version in 1985. The section covering 1983 through 1993 and the overview were completed by Dr. Walter S. Poole in 1994 and appear for the first time. Ms. Penny Norman and Ms. Helga Echols typed the manuscript, and Ms. Norman prepared the volume for publication. This volume was reviewed for declassification by the appropriate US government departments and agencies and cleared for release. Although the text has been declassified, some of the cited sources remain classified. This volume is an official publication of the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but the views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Chairman or of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy ( Book )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy. Vol 1 ; 1945-1947 ..., Vol 4 ; 1950-1952 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1969-1972 by Walter S Poole( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume covers a period in which President Richard M. Nixon sought to replace confrontation between the superpowers with deĢtente, leading to a generation of peace. The Joint Chiefs of Staff adjusted slowly and reluctantly to the changes in policy and strategy that President Nixon imposed, particularly as regards the Far East. They worried most about US conventional capabilities at a time when sizable forces were engaged in Southeast Asia and incidents or crises were occurring in Korea, South Asia, Cuba, and the Middle East. The Soviet Union, they believed, still harbored expansive ambitions and was gaining strategic advantages over the United States. From their perspective, the United States was barely holding its own in the Cold War. Because President Nixon narrowed the circle of decisionmakers, this volume focuses less on relations between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense than did previous volumes and more upon the interplay between Nixon and his Assistant for National Security Affairs, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Readers will note that the footnotes draw upon three primary sources: the Joint Master File (cited in footnotes as 'JMF') covering corporate JCS activities; the Chairman's file (cited as 'CJCS'); and the daily diary kept by Admiral Thomas H. Moorer. The last of these three sources often proved to be the most revealing"--Pref
The evolution of the joint strategic planning system, 1947-1989 by Walter S Poole( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1999 ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1999, covers the formulation of the plan, modifications, and periodic revisions. This volume includes three separate histories that were originally classified and an update covering the period from 1994 to 1999. The section describing the development of the Unified Command Plan between 1946 and 1977 was written by Dr. Robert J. Watson, Mr. James F. Schnabel, and Mr. Willard J. Webb and first published in declassified form in the late 1980s. The section covering the period from 1977 to 1983 was written by Dr. Ronald H. Cole and published in a classified version in 1985. The section covering 1983 through 1993, the update covering 1993-1999, and the overview were completed by Dr. Walter S. Poole. Ms. Penny Norman prepared the volume for publication. This volume was reviewed for declassification by the appropriate US government departments and agencies and cleared for release. Although the text has been declassified, some of the cited sources remain classified. This volume is an official publication of the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but the views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Chairman or of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy, 1950-1952 by Walter S Poole( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Established during World War II to advise the President regarding the strategic direction of the armed forces of the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) continued in existence after the war and, as military advisers and planners, have played a significant role in the development of national policy. Knowledge of JCS relations with the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense in the years since World War II is essential to an understanding of their current work. An account of their activity in peacetime and during times of crisis provides moreover, an important series of chapters in the military history of the United States. For these reasons, the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed that an official history be written for the record. Its value for instructional purposes, for the orientation of officers newly assigned to the JCS organization, and as a source of information for staff studies will be readily recognized
1950-1952 by Walter S Poole( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new look at the Cuban Missile Crisis by Colloquium on Contemporary History( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Effort to Save Somalia, August 1992-March 1994 ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In shaping policy towards Somalia, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Vice Chairman, and the Joint Staff had to advise how US military forces could execute an evolving range of missions "other than war": humanitarian relief and suppression of banditry, followed by peace enforcement with international forces under United Nations (UN) command, all accompanied by a nation-building effort. The experience of the Vietnam War, where US military involvement deepened while political goals remained misty, shaped their thinking. From the beginning, these officers sought a definition of the political goals or "end-state in Somalia. Yet, despite their efforts, US objectives underwent repeated change. Press images of a massive famine provoked US intervention in Somalia. Severe drought destroyed local crops and famine resulted when marauding gangs seized food and blocked the distribution of relief supplies. Minimizing risks for US forces by confining them to ensuring the flow of aid also meant minimizing their role in political reconciliation and reconstruction. On the other hand, widening US military missions could further the attainment of political objectives but risked American casualties. Such losses eventually did turn public opinion against continued US involvement there
The history of the joint chiefs of staff : the joint chiefs of staff and national policy by Walter S Poole( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1965-1968 by Walter S Poole( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The series, The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy, treats activities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since the close of World War II. Because of these activities and the sensitivity of the sources, the volumes were originally prepared in classified form. Volume X describes JCS activities during 1969-1972, except those for Indochina which are described in a separate series, The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the War in Vietnam. A number of authors prepared this volume. Dr. Walter S. Poole wrote chapters 1-5, 7-10, the Trust Territory portion of chapter 13 and 14. Dr. Lorna S. Jaffe wrote chapter 6 and 11 and the Korea portion of chapter 13. Mr. Wayne M. Dzwonchyk wrote chapter 12, the Korean and the Japan portion of chapter 13. Mr. Willard J. Webb, who was then Division Chief, reviewed all their drafts. .. The volume is an official publication of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, inasmuch as the text has not been considered by the Joint Chiefs, it must be construed as a descriptive only and does not constitute the official position of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on any subject
 
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