Stand Up and Fight]: The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005

Stand Up and Fight]: The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005
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Stand Up and Fight]: The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005
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Excerpt from Stand Up and Fight!: The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1942-2005:

Starting a new security organization is a difficult business. Hundreds of questions come in staccato bursts; each requires a decision and each decision takes on the permanence of tradition. Tradition becomes culture and a new organization becomes the sum of those early decisions. In this collection of essays, historians, most of them military officers, try to grapple with the challenges of creating new security organizations. Our aim is to help those few men and women who start new governmental bodies charged with protecting the American people to make sound and historically informed decisions by highlighting several common themes for consideration [. . .]

By looking at the creation of 13 different security organizations over 70 years, we have found issues that warrant attention from every new outfit. If history provides no clear answers, perhaps it can show harried staff officers how others have grappled with similar problems. Perhaps one of these essays will spark a question in the mind of a policymaker, a senior leader, or an “iron major,” and lead the organization to see its current problems in a different light. In short, maybe, just maybe, our essays will provide a little wisdom.

 

 

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 06/26/15.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword ………………………….............................ix

Preface ........................................................................xv

1. Introduction: A Historical Overview

of American Security Organizations ........................1

Ty Seidule

PART I: UNITED STATES UNIFIED

COMBATANT COMMANDS …....….....................15

2. Legislating Change: The Formation of U.S.

Special Operations Command …............................ 17

Brian P. Dunn

3. Sailing on Stormy Seas: U.S. Joint Forces

Command and Reorganization in the

Post-Cold War World ...............................................41

Seanegan P. Sculley

4. Organizational Insecurity and the

Creation of U.S. Central Command …….…...........65

James C. Harbridge

5. Overcoming Inertia Through Simulation:

U.S. Transportation Command................................79

Gail E. S. Yoshitani

6. Commanding the Final Frontier: The

Establishment of a Unified Space Command ......101

Samuel P.N. Cook

PART II: SUB-UNIFIED COMMANDS

AND ORGANIZATIONS ……………...................117

7. U.S. Cyber Command’s Road to

Full Operational Capability …………………..…. 119

Michael Warner

8. CORDS in Charge: Organizing for

Pacification Support in the Vietnam

War …………..…......................................................139

Gregory A. Daddis

PART III: U.S.-ALLIED COMBINED

COMMANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS ............ 159

9. An Unqualified Success: The U.S. Army

and Military Government in Germany ..….......... 161

Kevin W. Farrell

10. Standing up SHAPE: The Quest for

Collective Security in Western Europe ................ 173

Josiah Grover

11. Watching the Skies: The Founding of

North American Air Defense

Command ………………………….........................189

Joseph C. Scott

PART IV: DEPARTMENT OF

DEFENSE AND CABINET-LEVEL

ORGANIZATIONS ...............………………..........203

12. A History of No History: The Intellectual

Origins of the American Air Force,

1917 to 1948 ……………………......................……205

 Gian P. Gentile

13. Trial and Error: The Creation

of the National Security Agency ...................……217

 Kevin A. Scott

14. The Department of Homeland Security......…233

 Matthew J. Flynn

CONCLUSION.......................………………..........247

15. Conclusion …………..................................……249

 Ty Seidule

About the Contributors ..........................................273

Audience

The Department of Defense and its agencies and contractors, other defense organizations, military leaders, policymakers and committees concerned with national defense, and students and educators focused on military and national defense studies would find this publication useful.

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