Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986

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Abramowitz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Morton, 124 n.209.
ACOM. See USACOM.
Acquisitions. See Budget.
Ad Hoc Committee on Service Distribution of U.S. Military Personnel Requirements of NATO Headquarters and Agencies, 121 n.151.
Advice to civilian decisionmakers: civilian control aspects, 59; forwarding chiefs' views to civilian decisionmakers, 31, 55, 58, 77, 87, 90-91; informal channels, 58; JCS and the Vietnam War, 26-27, 129 n.44; JCS advice to President Kennedy regarding Cuba or Laos, 25-26, 58; JCS as principal military advisers to civilian decisionmakers, 17; JCS chairman as principal military adviser to civilian decisionmakers, 77, 86-90; JCS chairman's initial role, 19, JCS isolation during Sudan and Afghanistan bombing, 91, 96; lack of JCS involvement in Dominican Republic deployment, 29, National Military Advisory Council, 55-57; pluralism model of military organization, 2-4, 57; pre- Goldwater-Nichols quality of JCS advice, 34-41; presentation of spectrum of views to president, 33, 55, 58; President Johnson's reliance on civilian advisers, 29; President Kennedy's reliance on ad hoe groups, 25; problem of assessing quality, 144 n.33.
Afghanistan, cruise missile attacks against, 91, 96.
Air Force, 4; 1957 reorganization plan, 21, B-1 bombers, 52; B-36 bomber, 19; B-52 bombers, 28-29, 104; bombing of Libya, 138 n.47; creation, 14-16; cruise missile strike against Iraq, 104; destruction of Marine barracks in Beirut, 66; doctrine, 20; F-15 fighter, 103; F- 22 fighter, 96; F-117 fighter, 99; Grenada invasion, 67; joint duty, 43, 109; Joint Strike Fighter, 96; Military Airlift Command, 67, 150 n.85; perception of mission, 13, 116 n.41; Second Air Division, 27-28; strategic recommendation for Vietnam War, 26; Thirteenth Air Force, 28, Seventh Air Force, 28, Vietnam air campaign, 27-29, 103. See also Air power; Chief of Staff,

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