Naval War College Review


Douglas Stuart holds the J. William Stuart and Helen D. Stuart Chair in In- ternational Studies, Business and Management at Dickinson College and is an adjunct professor at the U.S. Army War College. He provides an insightful history of the struggle to reform com- pletely the U.S. national security estab- lishment from 1937 to 1960, an effort that resulted in the creation of the De- partment of Defense, the National Se- curity Council (NSC), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and three separate armed service departments un- der a secretary of defense.