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Book/Printed Material Reforming military command arrangements : the case of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force

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Title

  • Reforming military command arrangements : the case of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force

Summary

  • Our national security system turns our overall capabilities into active assets, protects us against the threats of an anarchic international system and makes it possible to exploit its opportunities. Today, however, the system is arguably in dire need of reform. Much remains in the dark about how the organizations that safeguard our national security are reformed because international circumstances change. The author examines a crucial historical case of military reform: the establishment of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF)--the direct predecessor of Central Command. He discusses how the U.S. military adapted to the emerging security challenges in the Persian Gulf in the late 1970s by recasting military command arrangements. The RDJTF was one of the components of President Carter's Persian Gulf Security Framework, which marked a critical strategic reorientation towards the region as a vital battleground in the global competition with the Soviet Union. The author also suggests how national security reforms can be understood more generally. In this way, he lays out some of today's challenges that we must face in effectively restructuring our security and defense establishment. Especially in these times of fiscal restraint, a better grasp of institutional reform is very much needed. Based upon original interviews with key civilians and military officers as well as extensive archival research, including the analysis of material only recently declassified, this monograph is the most complete account of the establishment of the RDJTF thus far

Names

  • Bliddal, Henrik
  • Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Created / Published

  • Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011.

Headings

  • -  United States.--Central Command--History
  • -  United States.--Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force--History
  • -  Deployment (Strategy)--Government policy--United States
  • -  Military doctrine--United States
  • -  National security--United States
  • -  Unified operations (Military science)
  • -  Persian Gulf Region--Military relations--United States
  • -  Persian Gulf Region--Strategic aspects
  • -  United States--Armed Forces--Reorganization--20th century
  • -  United States--Military relations--Persian Gulf Region

Notes

  • -  "March 2011."
  • -  PDF acquired via web archiving
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-85).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (viii, 87 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • UA23

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023692249

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Bliddal, Henrik, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. Reforming military command arrangements: the case of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692249/.

APA citation style:

Bliddal, H. & Army War College, U. S. S. S. I. (2011) Reforming military command arrangements: the case of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692249/.

MLA citation style:

Bliddal, Henrik, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. Reforming military command arrangements: the case of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023692249/>.