Accession Number : ADA323797

Title :   History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1955-1956. Volume VI.

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

Personal Author(s) : Condit, Kenneth W.

PDF Url : ADA323797

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 332

Abstract : Established during World War II to advise the President regarding the strategic direction of the armed forces, the Joint Chiefs of Staff continued in existence after the war. As military advisers and planners, they have played a significant role in the development of national security policy. Knowledge of their relations with the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense in the years since World War II is essential to understanding their work. Moreover, an account of JCS activities in times of peace as well as crisis and war contributes an important series of chapters in the military history of the United States. For these reasons the Joint Chiefs of Staff directed that an official history be written. Its value for instructional purposes at the joint and Service schools, for the orientation of officers newly assigned to the Joint Staff, and as a source of background information for staff studies will be readily recognized. The series, The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy, treats the activities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since the close of World War II. In 1986 the JCS Historical Division published Volume V, covering the years 1953-1954, through the Government Printing Office. This volume, the sixth in the series, covers the years 1955 and 1956. It follows closely the pattern of Volume V in format and content. It traces the role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the formulation of basic national security policy, in strategy development and force planning, in arms control negotiations, and in dealing with the issues of continental defense and military assistance, A series of regional chapters describes JCS participation in planning and operations involving NATO, the Middle East and the Suez crisis, Southeast Asia, the Far East, and Korea.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY PLANNING, NATO, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ARMS CONTROL, KOREA, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SOUTHEAST ASIA.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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