Accession Number : ADA313508

Title :   The History of the Unified Command Plan 1946 - 1993,

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC JOINT HISTORY OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Cole, Ronald H. ; Poole, Walter S. ; Schnabel, James F. ; Watson, Robert J. ; Webb, Willard J.

PDF Url : ADA313508

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : The History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1993, covers the formulation of the plan, modifications, and periodic revisions. This volume is a compilation of three separate histories which were originally classified. The section describing the development of the Unified Command Plan between 1946 and 1977 was written by Dr. Robert J. Watson, Mr. James F. Schnabel, and Mr. Willard J. Webb and first published in declassified form in the late 1980s. The section covering the period from 1977 to 1983 was written by Dr. Ronald H. Cole and published in a classified version in 1985. The section covering 1983 through 1993 and the overview were completed by Dr. Walter S. Poole in 1994 and appear for the first time. Ms. Penny Norman and Ms. Helga Echols typed the manuscript, and Ms. Norman prepared the volume for publication. This volume was reviewed for declassification by the appropriate US government departments and agencies and cleared for release. Although the text has been declassified, some of the cited sources remain classified. This volume is an official publication of the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but the views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Chairman or of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL, STRATEGY, GEOPOLITICS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE