The History of the Unified Command Plan 1946-1993

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - Всего страниц: 154
Faced with the need to establish unified command of U.S. military forces in peacetime, the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1946 created an organization directive, the "Outline Command Plan," which was the first in a series of documents known as the Unified Command Plans. This document covers the formulation of the plan, modifications and periodic revisions. A compilation of three separate histories which were originally classified. Extensive references. Appendices: membership of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, glossary of abbreviations, and world map.

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Стр. iii - 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.
Стр. 44 - Commands, reporting to the Secretary of Defense through the Joint Chiefs of Staff. For certain common functions, there have been established over the years a number of what we now call "Defense Agencies...

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