History of the Unified Command Plan, 1946-1999

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Covers the formulation, modifications, and periodic revisions of the Unified Command Plan. Includes three separate histories that were originally classified, as well as an update covering the period from 1994 to 1999.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780160513831
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTSForeword        iiiOverview        1PART ONE: 1946 - 1977        Origins in World War II             The First Unified Command Plan, 1946             Establishment of CINCFE, CINCPAC, CINCAL, CINCEUR            Establishment of CINCLANT               Developments in 1948               Establishment of Northeast Command            Command Changes in the European Theater, 1949-1952              Clarifying Responsibilities of Unified Commanders, 1950               Command in the Far East during the Korean War             Interim Revision of the UCP, 1952-1953              DOD Reorganization, 1953: Change in the Executive Agent System                   Establishment of Air Force Component for CINCPAC            Establishment of Continental Air Defense Command            The Unified Command Plan, 1955             Changes in Terms ofReference for CONAD              Reorganization in 1956: Abolition of CINCFE             Establishment of CINCNORAD; Alteration of CINCONAD's Status             DOD Reorganization, 1958               The Revised Unified Command Plan, 1961             Refining Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Responsibilities               CINCLANT's Assumption of African Tasks              Command Changes for Cuban Operations             Establishment of Strike Command            Altered Arrangements for the Middle East and Africa             Redesignation of CARIBCOM as USSOUTHCOM             Assigning CONAD to Defend against Space Systems            Command Relations in the Vietnam War                Developments in the Late 1960s              Blue Ribbon Panel Consideration of the Unified Command System             The Unified Command Plan, 1971             1974-1975 Review                    Adjustment in the PACOM Boundary               Designation of MAC as a Specified Command    PART TWO: 1977-1983        Requirement for a Biennial Review             Air Defense of the Panama Canal, 1978            Sub-Saharan Africa, 1976-1978              Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, 1977-1979               The Middle East and the First Biennial Review, 1980                   The Caribbean Basin and the First Biennial Review, 1980-1981              The Transition from RDJTF to USCENTCOM, 1981-1982              The 1982 Biennial Review             The New Unified Command Plan, 1983     PART THREE: 1983-1993        Setting Up US Space Command            Readjusting for a Special Operations Command            The Evolution of USTRANSCOM             Debating Smaller Adjustments, 1983-1990              Adapting to a New World Order              Strategic Command: An Easy Change            Expanding the Atlantic Command            Conclusion     PART FOUR: 1993-1999        Oiling the Machinery              Emerging Issues: Homeland Defense and Information Warfare    Appendix I.  Dates Unified and Specified Commands        Established Under the Unified Command Plan           Appendix II.  Unified Command Plans      Appendix III.  Chronological Listing of Presidents        of the United States, Secretaries of Defense, and        Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff       Appendix IV.  Membership of the Joint Chiefs of Staff      Appendix V.  Glossary of Abbreviations          Index   World Map  

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