A U.S. Obsession With Europe?

A U.S. Obsession With Europe?

striking compromises among themselves. The lack of a unified command also impairs military operations, Jones warns. In Vietnam, for example, each service maintained its own independent air contingent. Indeed, the two services responsible for the final air evacu- ation from Saigon in 1975each set their own "H-hours" for departure.
A greatly strengthened role for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs is needed to integrate defense planning and tighten control, says Jones. The chairman's staff...

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