Victory on the Potomac: The Goldwater-Nichols Act Unifies the Pentagon (Texas A & M University Military History Series) by Sam Nunn
English | 2002 | ISBN: 1585441872 | 524 Pages | PDF | 21 MB
War is waged not only on battlefields. In the mid-1980s a high-stakes struggle to redesign the relationships among the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the secretary of defense, and the president resulted in the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986. Author James R. Locher III played a key role in the congressional effort to repair a dysfunctional military whose inter-service squabbling had cost American tax-payers billions of dollars and put the lives of thousands of servicemen and women at risk.