Established during World War ii to advise the President on the strategic direction of
the Armed Forces of the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) continued in
existence after the war and, as military advisers and planners, have played a significant
role in the development of national policy. Knowledge of JCS relations with the
President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council is essential to
an understanding of the current work of the Chairman and the Joint Staff. A history
of their activities, both in war and peacetime, also provides important insights into
the military history of the United States. For these reasons, the Joint Chiefs of Staff
directed that an official history of their activities be kept for the record. its value for
instructional purposes, for the orientation of officers newly assigned to the JCS organization,
and as a source of information for staff studies is self-apparent.
Council of War: A History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942–1991 follows in the
tradition of volumes previously prepared by the Joint History Office dealing with
JCS involvement in national policy, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Adopting a broader view than earlier volumes, it surveys the JCS role and contributions
from the early days of World War ii through the end of the Cold War. Written from
a combination of primary and secondary sources, it is a fresh work of scholarship,
looking at the problems of this era and their military implications. The main prism
is that of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but in laying out the JCS perspective, it deals also
with the wider impact of key decisions and the ensuing policies.
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Selected as Library Journal's 2012 Notable Government Documents
Council of War: A History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942–1991. by Steven L. Reardon. National Defense Univ. for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Director, Joint History Office. 2012. 584p. illus. ISBN 9780160912238. SuDoc# D 5.2:H 62/5. GPO Stock# 008-020-01622-5. $70.This scholarly history traces the development of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) from its origins during World War II through the Cold War. It documents the JCS coordination of national strategic policy and the impact on defense and domestic policies in the period as the United States emerged as a superpower.http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/06/publishing/notable-government-documents-of-2012/#_
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