The concept makes so much sense.  Don’t’ get involved if you have one hand tied behind your back.  If we ‘re going to do it, let’s do it.  Do it properly.

            The concept has been expressed in different ways.  After our withdrawal from Lebanon, Secretary of Defense Weinberger publicly announced a series of conditions for United States use of military force.  He said we needed the support of the American people.  He said, most importantly, we must be able to win.  To win means to send enough force to deal with the enemy.  It would eventually be called the Powell Doctrine.

"Integration of forces may provide the commander with a capability he did not previously have; he may also acquire a liability."

................This is the best work I have found on combined operations.  It is out of print but may be purchased from Amazon.