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Victory on the Potomac : the Goldwater-Nichols Act unifies the Pentagon

Author: James R Locher
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2002.
Series: Texas A & M University military history series, 79.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the 1980s a high-stakes struggle to redesign the relationshipos among the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Secretary of Defense and the President resulted in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Legislative histories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Locher, James R., 1946-
Victory on the Potomac.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606835567
Online version:
Locher, James R., 1946-
Victory on the Potomac.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)608105158
Named Person: Barry M (Politiker Goldwater
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Locher
ISBN: 1585441872 9781585441877
OCLC Number: 48475583
Description: xviii, 524 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The rise of service supremacists --
Jones breaks ranks --
The House fires the first shot --
Texas politics --
Unfinished business --
Misfire in the Senate --
Beirut --
Scholars and old soldiers --
Nichols runs Tower's blockade --
Crowe makes waves --
Goldwater and Nunn close ranks --
Weinberger stonewalls --
Naval gunfire --
McFarlane outflanks the Pentagon --
Trench warfare --
Playing the media card --
Gathering of eagles --
Expedition into hostile territory --
Seizing the high ground --
Transition to the offensive --
The Packard Commission reinforces --
The decisive battle --
Mopping-up operations --
The commander in chief approves.
Series Title: Texas A & M University military history series, 79.
Responsibility: James R. Locher, III ; foreword by Sam Nunn.

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