Council of war : a history of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942-1991 / by Steven L. Rearden

Author(s): Rearden, Steven L
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Subjects: Military planning--United States--History--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States
Cold War
Persian Gulf War, 1991--United States
United States--Military policy--History--20th century
United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : NDU Press for the Joint History Office, Office of the Director, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2012
Alternate Titles: Online version: Rearden, Steven L. Council of war : (OCoLC)808500560
Additional Authors: National Defense University Press
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2012-0425-P
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The war in Europe -- The Asia-Pacific war and the beginnings of postwar planning -- Peacetime challenges -- Militarizing the Cold War -- Eisenhower and the new look -- Change and continuity -- Kennedy and the crisis presidency -- The McNamara era -- Vietnam : going to war -- Vietnam : retreat and withdrawal -- Détente -- The search for strategic stability -- The return to confrontation -- The Reagan buildup -- A new rapprochement -- Ending the Cold War -- Storm in the desert -- Conclusion
Physical Description: xiii, 584 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
OCLC Number: 806291221

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