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Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff : the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986

Author: Gordon Nathaniel Lederman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Contributions in military studies.
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The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 is the most important legislation to affecting U.S. national defense in the last 50 years. This act resulted from frustration in Congress and among certain military officers concerning what they believed to be the poor quality of military advice available to civilian decision-makers. It also derived from the U.S. military's perceived inability to  Read more...
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Lederman, Gordon Nathaniel, 1971-
Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
(DLC) 99022874
(OCoLC)41026513
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Nathaniel Lederman
ISBN: 0313030510 9780313030512
OCLC Number: 55731800
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 215 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword by Sam Nunn; Preface; Note on the Terminology and Structure of the U.S. Military; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Inherent Tensions in American Military Organization; Chapter 2: Defense Reorganization: A Substantive Analysis; Chapter 3: The Great Reorganization Debate; Chapter 4: Passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act; Chapter 5: The U.S. Military After Goldwater-Nichols; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Contributions in military studies.
Responsibility: Gordon Nathaniel Lederman ; foreword by Sam Nunn.

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