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Victory on the Potomac: The Goldwater-Nichols Act Unifies the Pentagon. College Station, TX : Texas A&M University Press , 2004


Texas A&M University Press

Book summary: “War is waged not only on the battlefields. In the mid-1980s a high-stakes struggle to redesign the relationships among the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and warfighting commanders in the field resulted in the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986. Author James R. Locher III played a key role in the congressional effort to repair a dysfunctional military whose interservice squabbling had cost American taxpayers billions of dollars and put the lives of thousands of servicemen and women at risk. Victory on this front helped make possible the military successes the United States has enjoyed since the passage of the bill and prepare it for the challenges it must still face.”

Authors - Locher, James R.


Locher, James R.


Texas A&M University Press

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