Saipan and Joint Operations
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics