History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Volume III: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1951 - 1953, Korean War Part Two - Syngman Rhee, UN Command, Diplomatic Deadlock
by Progressive Management
Published: September 18, 2013.
The Korean War provided the first wartime test for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acting as part of the machinery set up by the National Security Act of 1947 and its 1949 amendment. In this capacity, they provided strategic direction to the United Nations (UN) forces in the field and were the agency by which President Truman exercised overall control of war strategy.