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not having an existing JTF organization, the JCS had to start from scratch to form a JTF with acommander, staff, components, and units with the requisite training to attain even the mostrudimentary degree of mission readiness, and2: Operations security impacted the JTFs ability to do many actions that would have enhancedmission success. A carefully structured JTF organization would have inherently provided anOPSEC environment within which a selective process could have allowed a wider initialdisclosure policy based on selective disclosure rather than minimum disclosure.In addition to having no joint organization capable of planning and conducting the raid, andexcessive OPSEC, other factors included:No useful contingency planNo joint doctrine or proceduresLack of crossservice experienceService units trained separately, andNo established command and control procedures or clear lines of authority at Desert OneAlthough Operation Eagle Claw failed to rescue the American hostages in Iran, it did leave manylessons that were applied to subsequent operations, and provided a catalyst for change in theDepartment of Defense that culminated in the GoldwaterNichols act of 1986, reorganizingoperational authority and instilling jointness throughout DoD.Operation Eagle Claw also gave impetus to the creation in 1987 of the U.S. Special OperationsCommand which has proven instrumental in the war on terrorism.Click theNext Lessontab at the top of the page to continue.FlashThe global security environment presents an increasingly complex set of challenges andopportunities to which all elements of United States' national power must be applied.
Violent extremists will continue to threaten U.S. interests, allies, partners, and the homeland.With the availability of destructive technology, these extremists have the potential to posecatastrophic threats that could directly affect our security and prosperity.For the foreseeable future, the U.S. will continue to take an active approach to countering thesethreats by monitoring the activities of non-state threats worldwide, working with allies andpartners to establish control over ungoverned territories, and directly striking the most dangerousgroups and individuals when necessary.Joint forces allow the U.S. to combine its strengths to address international threats to globalsecurity.In this lesson, you will be introduced to joint forces and their missions, the future of joint forces,and the role of joint forces in global security.FlashThe U.S. Armed Forces function within the American system of civil-military relations and serveunder the civilian control of the President, the Commander in Chief. The U.S. Armed Forcesembody the highest values and standards of American society and the profession of arms.

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United States Department of Defense, United States Navy, Military of the United States, Commander in chief, Unified Combatant Command

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