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United States Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint History Office

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Works: 46 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 7,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Chronologies  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Classifications: UA23.7, 967.73053
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Most widely held works by United States
So many, so much, so far, so fast : United States Transportation Command and Strategic Deployment for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm by James K Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effort to save Somalia, August 1992-March 1994 by Walter S Poole( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 344 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
Operation Urgent Fury : the planning and execution of joint operations in Grenada, 12 October-2 November 1983 by Ronald H Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Just Cause : the planning and execution of joint operations in Panama, February 1988-January 1990 by Ronald H Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"US Joint Chiefs of Staff publication on the 'planning and execution' of the Panama invasion (Operation Just Cause). Short but useful summary of events from US military perspective"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The development of the base force, 1989-1992 by Lorna S Jaffe( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph traces the origins and development of the first major shift in national military strategy since the late 1940s and describes the adoption of the force structure designed to support the new strategy. The study is based on extensive research in Joint Staff working papers and interviews with the principals. Base force, National military strategy, General Colin L. Powell, Joint staff
The history of the unified command plan, 1946-1999( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 239 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
History of the Unified Command Plan 1946-2012 by Edward J Drea( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1965-1968 by Walter S Poole( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 225 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 chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the chairmanship traces the evolution of the position from its World War II origins through the first post-Cold War chairmanship. It sketches the careers of my predecessors from Omar Bradley through Colin Powell and those of the first two Vice Chairmen. In doing so, the book shows how each dealt with a wide variety of political, diplomatic, and military challenges. Its brief accounts of the histories of 'The Tank, ' the Chairman's flag, the Joint Chiefs of Staff badge, and the designation of an official residence for the Chairman provide additional information about the Office of the Chairman. The author think that all who are interested in the institutional development of the US military will find the book instructive
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1945-1947 by James F Schnabel( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1961-1964 by Walter S Poole( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1957-1960 by Byron Fairchild( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 184 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
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1947-1949 by Kenneth W Condit( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other than war : the American military experience and operations in the post-Cold War decade by Frank N Schubert( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period from the end of the Cold War in 1989-1991 to the attacks on the United States by terrorists on 11 September 2001 spanned little more than a decade. American military operations during that time ranged the globe and included peace operations, humanitarian expeditions of various kinds, and counter-drug efforts. Carried out without the coherent framework provided by the Cold War, the missions of the 1990s were many, diverse, and diffuse, characteristics that sometimes created an impression of heavy activity, even overwork. The common thread among these post-Cold War missions, from the intervention in Panama during December 1989 to soldiers and Marines fighting forest fires in the western United States in the summer of 2000, was that they rarely resembled conventional warfare
Selected works of General John W. Vessey, Jr., USA, Tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, 22 June 1982--30 September 1985 by John William Vessey( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1973-76 by Walter S Poole( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1977-1980 by Steven L Rearden( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume XII describes JCS activities during the period of 1977-1980 that cover President Jimmy Carters administration. Dr. Steven L. Rearden, working under contract to the Joint History Office, wrote the classified volume. After declassification, Colonel Kenneth R. Foulks, Jr. USAR, rewrote portions of the manuscript for open publication
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1950-1951 : the Korean War, part one by James F Schnabel( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At the time it was fought, the war in Korea was unique in recent American military experience. Unlike World Wars I and II, which were vigorously prosecuted on the battlefield until the enemy surrendered unconditionally, the Korean conflict ended without clear-cut military victory for either side. It was fought with limited means for limited objectives. In fact, political efforts to resolve the conflict at the negotiating table predominated during the last two years of the conflict. During this period, neither side sought a decision by military means. The conflict in Korea also was an important milestone in the "cold war" relations between the Communist and non-Communist nations. By launching an unprovoked attack on a militarily insignificant country located in an area where none of their vital interests were involved, the Communists appeared to leaders of the non-Communist states to be giving proof of their aggressive designs for world domination. As a result, the United States reversed the policy of reducing its military establishment and launched an impressive expansion of its armed forces. At the same time, the United States joined with its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partners to create a military command for the alliance and to incorporate German forces in it. In the Far East, the United States also acted to shore up the defenses of the non-Communist world by entering into treaties with Australia and New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and Nationalist China. The Korean War provided the first wartime test for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acting as part of the machinery set up by the National Security Act of 1947 and its 1949 amendment. In this capacity, they provided strategic direction to the United Nations (UN) forces in the field and were the agency by which President Truman exercised overall control of war strategy. When the focus shifted from combat to armistice negotiations, the JCS continued to play an active role
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Indochina War, 1947-1954( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The development of the base force, 1989-1992
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controlled identityUnited States. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Historical Office

United States. Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Office of Joint History

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The history of the unified command plan, 1946-1999