Accession Number : AD0773532

Title :   The Unified Command Structure and the Fitzhugh Proposals.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Duane H.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The organization of the combatant forces is examined. The existing unified command structure is found deficient in several aspects, including a failure to provide unity of command for strategic forces, a failure to clarify responsibilities between the oversea area command and USSTRICOM, and the existence of unnecessary unified commands. Similar deficiencies were highlighted in the 1970 report of the Blue Ribbon Defense Panel, and the corrections called for by panel chairman Gilbert W. Fitzhugh are analyzed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, .

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE