The Limits of American Generalship: The JCS's Strategic Advice in Early Cold War Crises

Markel, Wade
March 2008
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Spring2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the strategic advice by Joint Chief of Staff's (JCS) on the crises in Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the decision of the U.S. forces to combat Vietnam in 1964. According to the author, the JCS represents the leadership of the American military. With the three crisis, the JCS's Chairman acted as the adviser to the President. It analyzes the strategic advice of the JCS to the President in the three crisis cited.


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