Reforming Military Command Arrangements
The Case of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force
This monograph demonstrates how the US military adapted to the emerging security challenges in the Persian Gulf in the late 1970s by recasting military command arrangements. The Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force - although only an interim solution on the way to Central Command - was one of the components of President Jimmy Carter's Persian Gulf Security Framework, which marked a critical strategic reorientation towards the region as a vital battleground in the global competition with the Soviet Union.
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