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Cole, Ronald H. 1943-

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Works: 15 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 2,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Chronology 
Classifications: UA23.7, 355.33042092273
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Most widely held works by Ronald H Cole
The role of federal military forces in domestic disorders, 1877-1945 by Clayton D Laurie ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1877-1945, the second of three volumes on the history of Army domestic support operations, encompasses a tumultuous era₇the rise of industrial America, with attendant social dislocation and strife, as well as the appearance of racial tensions caused by civil rights legislation intended to benefit African Americans. Clayton D. Laurie and Ronald H. Cole trace the evolution of the Army's role and its adherence to law while conducting these often unpopular operations, starting with the first major U.S. Army intervention in a labor dispute, the Great Railway Strike of 1877, and concluding with the War Department seizures of strike-plagued industries during World War II. As Laurie and Cole reveal, the national leadership began to rely on Army units as a peacekeeping constabulary of first resort, not only to enforce federal authority but also to aid local and state officials in maintaining law and order, in protecting lives and property, and in preserving social and political stability. The Army responded promptly and decisively to potentially destabilizing social and political unrest, serving as a bulwark against seemingly sinister forces of anarchy and chaos. Given the significant geopolitical turmoil in this more unpredictable world marked by long-simmering ethnic, religious, territorial, and economic disputes, Laurie's and Cole's volume offers important lessons, especially the value of highly disciplined and trained Soldiers, careful operational and logistical planning, flexibility, and initiative at the lowest levels of command. Those planning and commanding today's irregular operations will benefit from studying this work
The history of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1993 by Ronald H Cole ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 350 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 chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by Willard J Webb ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 289 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 )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 288 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 )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 286 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 chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 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 )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada. The planning and Execution of Joint Operations in Grenada ( )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written several years after the end of Operation URGENT FURY, this study focuses specifically on the involvement of the Chairman, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Joint Staff in planning and directing operations in Grenada in 1983. The monograph begins with a discussion of contingency planning for noncombatant evacuation which started after the 12 October 1983 coup that removed Grenada's Marxist leader, Maurice Bishop, and ends with the conclusion of the combat phase of URGENT FURY on 2 November 1983. The author, Dr. Ronald H. Cole, relied primarily on Joint Staff files and interviews as sources of information. In writing this account, Dr. Cole was given valuable help by a number of the key participants and members of the Joint Staff; their contributions are cited in the endnotes. The final manuscript was reviewed by Mr. Willard J. Webb and Dr. Walter S. Poole, edited by Ms. Penny Norman and typed by Ms. Helga Echols. The end maps are taken from US Marines in Grenada by LtCol Ronald H. Spector, USMCR, and are used with the permission of the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, US Marine Corps. This study was reviewed for declassification by the appropriate US Government agencies and cleared for release. While the text has been declassified, some of the sources remain classified. The 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 author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Chairman or the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Mission to Haiti : direction and support of peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, 1994 - 2000 by Ronald H Cole ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ten months of foreboding : a prelude to the remilitarization of the Rhineland, May 1935 to March 1936 by Ronald H Cole ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Forward with the bayonet!" : the French Army prepares for offensive warfare, 1911-1914 by Ronald H Cole ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1999 ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Grenada, Panama, and Haiti: Joint Operational Reform ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Three joint operations in the Caribbean -- Urgent Fury in Grenada (1983), Just Cause in Panama (1989-90), and Uphold Democracy in Haiti (1994-95) -- reveal substantial limits as well as progress in joint planning and execution as a result of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986. Questions on the effectiveness of joint operations began in Vietnam. Retiring General David Jones, USAF, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 1978 to 1982, described that war as "our worst example of confused objectives and unclear responsibilities in Washington and in the field. Each service, instead of integrating efforts with the others, considered Vietnam its own war and sought to carve out a large mission for itself." Jones had experienced the fallout from a joint operation conducted in April 1980 that failed to rescue American hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Hampered by lack of joint training and inadequate command and control, the effort was aborted after the mechanical failure of three helicopters. As a Navy helicopter prepared to return, its rotor struck the fuselage of an Air Force transport; eight men died and four were severely burned. If the Vietnam War and the Iran rescue mission provoked thought on joint reform, events in Lebanon and Grenada in late 1983 sparked action. In October of that year a terrorist truck bomb killed 241 marines in Beirut. The concentration of all marines in one building and restrictions on aggressive patrolling made them easy targets. An investigation revealed that a cumbersome chain of command, unclear objectives, and inconsistent guidance placed them in unnecessary danger. This article describes joint operations in Grenada, Panama, and Haiti. Operational successes in Panama and Haiti were due to lessons learned in Grenada, and the enhanced authority of the Chairman and unified commanders under the Goldwater-Nichols Act to provide specific, attainable objectives and responsive, effective command and control.7
Operation JUST CAUSE, Panama. The Planning and Execution of Joint Operations In Panama February 1988 - January 1990 ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Written shortly after the completion of Operation JUST CAUSE, this monograph traces the involvement of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff in planning and directing combat operations in Panama. The study begins with the initial development of contingency plans in February 1988 and concludes with General Manuel Noriega's surrender to U.S. officials on 3 January 1990. Relying primarily upon Joint Staff files and interviews with key participants, the author, Dr. Ronald Cole, provides an account of the parts played by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, and the Commander in Chief of U.S. Southern Command in planning for operations in Panama and their roles in the combat operations that followed
 
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