Accession Number : ADA222866


Title :   Saipan and Joint Operations


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : , Edward T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a222866.pdf


Report Date : 12 Feb 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : Since the Grenada Campaign in 1983 the armed services have been criticized on their ability to conduct successful joint operation. The Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (Goldwater-Nichols), provided the catalyst for new emphasis on joint training. This study provides an examination of joint training. This study provides an examination of joint operations in World War II in the Pacific with a focus on the Saipan Campaign. It discusses how the Pacific Theater was organized and reviews the Pacific Campaign Strategy. The naval, air and land (amphibious) operations are highlighted as successful examples of how joint operations worked in June 1944. Additionally, this study provides a short comparison of the Grenada Campaign with the Saipan Operation. The conclusion provides a summary of the important characteristics of joint operations that are applicable for todays leaders.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , WARFARE , GLOBAL , LAND WARFARE , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , TRAINING , COMPARISON , SHORT RANGE(TIME) , NAVAL OPERATIONS , CATALYSTS , PACIFIC OCEAN


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE