Making the Dream Come True: Joint Vision 2010 & Service Responsibilities
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the individual military services of the US armed forces jealously guarded their prerogatives relating to both force development and warfighting. Service rivalries reached a crescendo shortly after World War II, resulting in the Key West agreement of 1948 which delineated the four service structure prevalent throughout the Cold War The legacy of the crash effort to prepare for World War II was that redundancy in military capability was good the Cold War corollary was that more redundancy was even better. Given the severe nature of the threat in each case, and the extreme cost of failure, military force redundancy was a necessity rather than a luxury.
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