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Title Stand up and fight! : the creation of U.S. security organizations, 1942-2005 / Ty Seidule, Jacqueline Whitt, editors
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages) : illustration
Contents Introduction : a historical overview of American security organizations / Ty Seidule. Part I. United States unified combatant commands. Legislating change : the formation of U.S. Special Operations Command / Brian P. Dunn -- Sailing on stormy seas : U.S. Joint Forces Command and reorganization in the post-Cold War world / Seanegan P. Sculley -- Organizational insecurity and the creation of U.S. Central Command / James C. Harbridge -- Overcoming inertia through simulation : U.S. Transportation Command / Gail E.S. Yoshitani -- Commanding the final frontier : the establishment of a unified space command / Samuel P.N. Cook -- Part II. Sub-unified commands and organizations. U.S. Cyber Command's road to full operational capability / Michael Warner -- CORDS in charge : organizing for pacification support in the Vietnam War / Gregory A. Daddis -- Part III. U.S.-Allied combined commands and organizations. An unqualified success : the U.S. Army and military government in Germany / Kevin W. Farrell -- Standing up SHAPE : the quest for collective security in Western Europe / Josiah Grover -- Watching the skies : the founding of North American Air Defense Command / Joseph C. Scott -- Part IV. Department of Defense and cabinet-level organizations. A history of no history : the intellectual origins of the American Air Force, 1917 to 1948 / Gian P. Gentile -- Trial and error : the creation of the National Security Agency / Kevin A. Scott -- The Department of Homeland Security / Matthew J. Flynn -- Conclusion / Ty Seidule
Summary "Stand Up and Fight is a collection of essays that explores how new National Security Organizations are stood up -- that is, formed, organized, funded, and managed -- in the first years of their existence. From Joint ventures to combatant commands to cabinet-level departments, each organization's history reveals important themes and lessons for leaders to consider in forming a new organization. A substantive introduction defines the scope of the project and outlines several important themes including organizational rivalry, the problems of analogical reasoning, the use of simulations, the consequences of failure, the significance of leadership and organizational culture, working with allies, the role of fear and emotion, and the basic advice that 'the best defense is a good offense.' The book includes thirteen substantive chapters, each of which covers a different national security organization. Section I on U.S. unified combatant commands includes chapters on U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), and Space Command (SPACECOM). Section II, on sub-unified commands and organizations includes chapters on U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) and the Vietnam-era Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS). Section III deals with issues of allied commands and covers military government in post-WWII Germany, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Section IV explores Department of Defense and cabinet-level organizations including The U.S. Air Force (USAF), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The conclusion again draws out several relevant themes and offers some practical recommendations and insights for leaders who are charged with standing up a new organization"--Publisher's web site
Notes "April 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes PDF version; title from title screen (viewed May 5, 2015)
Subject United States. Air Force
United States. Central Command
United States. Department of Homeland Security
United States. Joint Forces Command
United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support
United States. National Security Agency
United States. Space Command
United States. Strategic Command (2002- ). Cyber Command
United States. Transportation Command
North American Air Defense Command
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
U.S. Special Operations Command
United States. Air Force.
United States. Central Command.
United States. Department of Homeland Security.
United States. Joint Forces Command.
United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support.
United States. National Security Agency.
United States. Space Command.
United States. Strategic Command (2002- ). Cyber Command.
United States. Transportation Command.
North American Air Defense Command.
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.
U.S. Special Operations Command.
Combined operations (Military science)
Security sector -- United States
Unified operations (Military science)
Combined operations (Military science)
Security sector.
Unified operations (Military science)
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Seidule, Ty, editor
Whitt, Jacqueline E., editor
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, issuing body
Other Titles Creation of U.S. security organizations, 1942-2005