S. 2295 (99th): Barry Goldwater Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986

An original bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to reorganize and strengthen certain elements of the Department of Defense, to improve the military advice provided the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense, to enhance the effectiveness of military operation, to increase attention to the formulation of strategy and to contingency planning, to provide for the more efficient use of resources, to strengthen civilian authority in the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

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Apr 14, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 6, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barry Goldwater

Senator from Arizona



Mar 6, 1986
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Apr 14, 1986

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S. 2295 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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