The role the Joint Chiefs of Staff played in the Cuban missile crisis offers a significant historical lesson on the primacy of defining political objectives over pursuing an expedient military solution.
"The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Joint Chiefs: Military Operations to Meet Political Ends,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 71
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol71/iss4/7