The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 fundamentally altered the process by which the U.S. Navy developed both strategy and the people involved in creating it, affecting the Navy’s ability to produce war-winning global strategic concepts in response to threats that can no longer be contained by regional planning alone.
"The Effect of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 on Naval Strategy, 1987–1994,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 69
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol69/iss2/5