History of developing Joint operations, theroy and doctrine & effects of Goldwater Nichols Act

History of developing Joint operations, theroy and doctrine & effects of Goldwater Nichols Act

Project description
Answer the 5 questions below utilizing the literature sources attached and books referenced below, to provide information that considers and incorporates each of the following items in the question where appropriate:

1. The history of joint warfare.
2. the Goldwater-Nichols act and its effect on the Department of Defense and the individual Services
3. the theory and doctrine of joint warfare
4. The implications of future defense trends on joint warfare.

Questions to be answered:

1. Based the literature sources, has the concept of Joint operations changed since the battle of Vicksburg. Using historical examples, discuss how Joint operations have evolved in concept, planning, and execution? Use examples.

2: Examine the difference between Joint Operations and service related operations using JP-1.0 as the doctrinal guide?

3: Review and contrast two Joint campaigns in terms of characterizations and execution. Which was the more successful example of a Joint Operation advance the importance of SOF? Use examples.

4: Examine the Goldwater-Nichols Act in terms of Desert Storm. Did its passage ensure a more successful campaign? Use examples

Total assignment (Answers with questions) must be a minimum of 4.5 pages, double spaced, times new roman font, using of required texts as sources is mandatory. (NOTE: Not all 12 sources need to be used however majority of answer material needs to come from these sources). Other sources can be used. All sources must be provided, and citations in Turabian format, and bibliography does not count towards 5 pages.

Books that must be sourced and utilized for discussion along with those attached!


Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986, 10 U.S.C. (1986). http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/congress/title_10.htm.


Gordon, Michael R. and Trainor, Bernard E. The General’s War: The Inside Story of Conflict in the Gulf. New York: Little Brown Co., 1995.

Clark, General Wesley. Waging Modern War. New York: Public Affairs: 2001.


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