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Institutional Leadership: George C. Marshall

Larry I. Bland

in The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

George C. Marshall served as the U.S. Army’s chief of staff from 1939 through 1945. Marshall possessed the experience, commitment, assertiveness, and intelligence necessary to meet the challenges of ... More


Taking off the Gloves

Anne Deighton

in The Impossible Peace: Britain, the Division of Germany, and the Origins of the Cold War

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278986
eISBN:
9780191684272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278986.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On June 5, 1947, George Marshall delivered a historic speech offering American aid to any European government willing to assist in the task of European recovery, and adding that any government which ... More


European Labor and Productivity: Between All-Out War and Active Participation

Marie-Laure Djelic

in Exporting the American Model: The Post-War Transformation of European Business

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293170
eISBN:
9780191684968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293170.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter discusses the negative impact of the speech delivered by U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall at Harvard University in June ... More


Building the World War II Memorials, 1945–1960

Thomas H. Conner

in War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the longer aftermath of WWII and traces the creation of the second generation of ABMC sites. Focusing on the process of securing grounds overseas, allowing family members to ... More


The Recognition of Israel

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Clark Clifford's memoirs begin with his May 1948 showdown with George Marshall over the question of whether Harry S. Truman should grant recognition to the soon-to-be-declared State of Israel. ... More


China: “Minimum Aid” and “Maximum Flexibility”

Paul J. Heer

in Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501711145
eISBN:
9781501711169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501711145.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter chronicles Kennan’s and Davies’s central and successful role in formulating US policy toward China on behalf of Secretary of State Marshall during 1947-49. Their focus was on justifying ... More


Wall Street Is in the Saddle: Henry Wallace's Critique of Containment

Thomas W. Devine

in Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602035
eISBN:
9781469607924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602035.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes how Wallace's views, particularly on foreign policy, came under closer scrutiny as the New Party's fortunes appeared to be on the upswing. Since late 1947, the former vice ... More


Marshall's Men

Henry G. Gole

in Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813141763
eISBN:
9780813142418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141763.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

At Fort Benning, Smith was introduced to George C. Marshall, who made him one of “Marshall's Men,” an elite group of men who bore great responsibility and power in the Second World War. This chapter ... More


FDR’s Closest Contender: Thomas E. Dewey and the 1944 Election

J. Simon Rofe

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies twin foreign policy influences on the 1944 election. The first and most straightforward was that the United States was, like many others, a nation at war and that this had a ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


West Point

Ingo Trauschweizer

in Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

In the opening chapter I introduce Maxwell Taylor as superintendent of the US Military Academy (1945-1949), where he placed greater emphasis on the humanities for a more balanced liberal education of ... More


War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Thomas H. Conner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Every year, people from all over the world visit American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) sites, from Normandy, France, to Busan, South Korea, to Corozal, Panama. At rest in the twenty-six ... More


Muddy Waters: Reexamining the Coalition’s Grand Strategy, June–October 1941

William T. Johnsen

in The Origins of the Grand Alliance: Anglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168333
eISBN:
9780813168340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168333.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter further explores the difficulties encountered in implementing the provisions of the ABC-1 Report.U.S. leaders expressed doubts over British strategy for North Africa, the Mediterranean, ... More


A Strategic Vision Interrupted

Paul J. Heer

in Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501711145
eISBN:
9781501711169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501711145.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter briefly introduces the key themes of the book: Kennan’s little-known involvement with and impact on US policy towards East Asia, his formulation of a strategic vision for the region, the ... More


Toxic Tanks

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on global warming denier organizations. One of the first organizations to deny global warming was the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). Created in 1989, the GCC operated from the ... More


Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of World War II

Michael Bonura

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709429
eISBN:
9780814723173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709429.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The way an army thinks about and understands warfare has a tremendous impact on its organization, training, and operations. The central ideas of that understanding form a nation's way of warfare that ... More


Welcome Home

Henry G. Gole

in Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813141763
eISBN:
9780813142418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141763.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter recounts the Smiths return to America from Germany to assess Truman's diagnosis of diabetes. Despite a military sanction that required Smith to be given early retirement, General George ... More


Rollback

Sidney Pash

in The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144238
eISBN:
9780813144320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 7, Rollback, focuses on the fundamental change that overtook American containment during the summer of 1941, when policymakers abandoned the limited objectives of thwarting Japanese expansion ... More


Whose Army?

Andrew J. Bacevich

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When Americans think of civil-military relations, they tend to think of the interaction, sometimes fractious, between very senior military officers and very senior civilian officials. Yet the ... More


Beyond the Water’s Edge

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Conventional wisdom has posited that the 1948 presidential election was a critical element in President Truman’s decision to recognize Israel in May of that year. In that calculation, the presumption ... More


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