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

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Works: 47 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 8,188 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Chronologies  Biography  Periodicals  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 516 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 303 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 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 284 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
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 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the base force, 1989-1992 by Lorna S Jaffe( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the unified command plan, 1946-1999( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 240 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 chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff( )

in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 197 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 191 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 187 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, 1965-1968 by Walter S Poole( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 183 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 Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1947-1949 by Kenneth W Condit( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 175 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 36 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 8 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

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. 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 text and footnotes, are those that appeared in the original classified volume. Following review and declassification, the initial four volumes, covering the years 1945 to 1952 and the Korean war, were distributed in unclassified form within the Department of Defense and copies were deposited with the National Archives and Records Administration. These volumes are now being made available as official publications
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

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1950-1952 by Walter S Poole( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 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
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1955-1956 by Kenneth W Condit( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The development of the base force, 1989-1992
Alternative Names

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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English (46)

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The history of the unified command plan, 1946-1999