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

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Works: 35 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 4,651 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Chronology  Biography  Sources  Conference proceedings  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 )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strategic mobility, the capability to transport military forces rapidly across intercontinental distances into an operational theater, lies at the heart of US military strategy. Nowhere has the importance of strategic mobility been more evident than in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the military response to the Iraqi seizure of Kuwait that began in August 1990 and ended in March 1991. This study presents a detailed analysis of how the Defense Transportation System (DTS)--the United States Transportation Command, its service components, and the civilian transportation industry--provided the strategic mobility that enabled the United States and its allies to assemble an overwhelming military force to defeat Iraq and free Kuwait. It is also a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the military and civilian personnel who ran the DTS during the operation
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and national policy, 1965-1968 by Walter S Poole ( )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 372 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 history of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1993 by Ronald H Cole ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 348 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
The effort to save Somalia, August 1992-March 1994 by Walter S Poole ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operation Urgent Fury : the planning and execution of joint operations in Grenada, 12 October-2 November 1983 by Ronald H Cole ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 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 285 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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 244 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 history of the unified command plan, 1946-1999 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Indochina War, 1947-1954 ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the Unified Command Plan 1946-2012 by Edward J Drea ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Other than war : the American military experience and operations in the post-Cold War decade by Frank N Schubert ( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 207 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
World War II inter-allied conferences by United States ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill formulated allied grand strategy at a series of high-level conferences held in Washington, D.C., Casablanca, Quebec, Cairo, Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam. Contains minutes of these meetings, which the leaders held with their advisers, the Combined Chiefs of Staff. Offers insights into managing a global coalition war
Publications of the Joint History Office ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the development of the chairmanship as an institution during its first fifty years. Presents the careers of the men who served as Chairman and Vice Chairman during that time. Includes a study of the origins and development of the first major shift in national military strategy since the late 1940s. Traces and explains the development of the global structure of unified and specified commands from 1946 to 1993, and joint operations in Grenada and Panama. Features biographical information, photographs, appendices, endnotes, maps, statistics, and indexes
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 181 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 177 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 170 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 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the war in Vietnam, 1960-1968 by Graham A Cosmas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the formulation of policies and decisions during the years 1964-1966. Following the overthrow and death of President Ngo Dinh Diem in November 1963 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the same month, President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration spent 1964 trying to make the advisory and support program work in South Vietnam while debating and planning for military pressure on North Vietnam. The year 1965 brought continued political turmoil in Saigon while North Vietnam steadily built up the Viet Cong and dispatched divisions of its own regular army to fight an expanding main force war against the South Vietnamese forces. In response, the United States escalated its own military role in the struggle. Through the ROLLING THUNDER air campaign, the United States brought gradually increasing pressure upon North Vietnam. In South Vietnam, American combat divisions entered the ground battled. During the last half of 1965 and all of 1966, the United States continued its buildup as fighting intensified and the cost of the war in blood and treasure steadily increased. At the end of 1966, the United States was engaged in full-scale war in Indochina with no end in sight
Selected works of General John W. Vessey, Jr., USA, Tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, 22 June 1982 - 30 September 1985 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Joint History Office
United States Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint History Office
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