As chairman of the JCS (1970–74), Moorer served President Nixon and defense secretaries Laird, Richardson, and Schlesinger. Bombing and mining campaigns against North Vietnam (which he championed), “Vietnamization,” strategic arms limitation talks, conventional force cuts, the end of Conscription, and two Middle East crises highlighted his term.
Following retirement, Moorer remained active in research and industry, notably as senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
[See also Dominican Republic, U.S. Military Involvement in; Middle East, U.S. Military Involvement in the; Navy, U.S.: Since 1946, SALT Treaties.]
J. Kenneth McDonald , Thomas Hinman Moorer, in Robert William Love, Jr., ed., The Chiefs of Naval Operations, 1980.
Willard J. Webb and and Ronald H. Cole , The Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1989.
Peter M. Swartz
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