Accession Number : ADA289051

Title :   The Colonels' Revolt: Eisenhower, The Army, and The Politics of National Security.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Jun 74,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Parker, Jay M.

PDF Url : ADA289051

Report Date : 17 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : This paper reviews the budgetary politics and interService rivalries involved in the formulation of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's defense policies. Specifically, the paper chronicles the reaction of the U.S. Army General Staff to proposals to greatly increase U.S. reliance on strategic air power at the expense of Army force structure and modernization. The impact of The Revolt on joint policy making in general and Cold War defense policies in particular is chronicled. The paper concludes with a discussion of the lessons of The Revolt for those who make strategy and defense policy. While the Revolt had little immediate impact on defense planning, it was part of a larger series of events that culminated in the Goldwater-Nichols Act and other reforms in the Department of Defense budget process and in Joint Service planning and operations.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY BUDGETS, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FORMULATIONS, COSTS, COLD WAR, BUDGETS, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), OFFICER PERSONNEL, ARMY, DEFENSE PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE