What was the Goldwater-Nichols Act?

Introduction The Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defence Reorganisation Act of 04 October 1986 Pubic Law 99–433, (signed by President Ronald Reagan), made the most sweeping changes to the United States Department of Defence since the department was established in the National Security Act of 1947 by reworking the command structure of the US military. It increased… Read More


What was the National Security Act of 1947?

Introduction The National Security Act of 1947 was a law enacting major restructuring of the United States government’s military and intelligence agencies following World War II. An Act to promote the national security by providing for a Secretary of Defense; for a National Military Establishment; for a Department of the Army, a Department of the… Read More

What was the National Defence Act of 1920?

Introduction The National Defence Act of 1920 (or Kahn Act) was sponsored by United States Representative Julius Kahn, Republican of California. This legislation updated the National Defence Act of 1916 to reorganise the United States Army and decentralise the procurement and acquisitions process for equipment, weapons, supplies and vehicles. It was passed by Congress on… Read More