America’s Viceroys: The Military and U.S. Foreign Policy by D. Reveron

By D. Reveron

With the U.S. militia taking part in an ever expanding critical function in American overseas coverage, unusually little recognition has been paid to the position of neighborhood Commanders-in-Chief (CINCs) in either enforcing and shaping kinfolk with a number of nations. Wielding super energy and enormous assets, either army and fiscal, those officials also are diplomats, advisors, and intermediaries among different international locations and the Washington coverage approach. This e-book explores the function those army commanders play in modern U.S. international coverage.

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S. national security and the global war on terrorism. Thus the strong diplomatic role was not the result of design like the European commander, but of necessity of the combatant commanders filling a vacuum in the region. In chapter 8, Stephen D. Wrage examines the case study chapters of this book to consider the impact of institutional restraints placed on combatant commanders. He suggests that the trendy term “proconsul” used to describe the power of the combatant commanders is overstated and misleading.

65 In spite of objections like these, the Defense establishment and the Reagan administration decided it was better to support the legislation to influence it, instead of opposing the change that was going to happen. s. unified command plan / 41 Empowering the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff As part of the general move in Goldwater–Nichols to empower the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to act independently of the Services and to enhance the quality of advice provided by the Joint Staff to the secretary of Defense, the chairman was assigned several new critical duties.

S. 3 Relationship to National Command Authority. 3). S. concept of unified command first developed— primarily in the European Theater during World War II—there was no command structure outside the theater of operations to unify command below the president. Underneath the president was a dual structure consisting of the secretary of the Navy who, with the chief of Naval Operations, exercised control over all naval forces, and the secretary of war who, with the Army Chief of Staff, exercised control over all Army and Army Air Forces.

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