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The U.S. Marine Corps Raiders, 1942–1944: Conflicting Cultures of Elitism

Stephen Houseknecht

Hal M. Friedman (ed.)

in War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813176550
eISBN:
9780813176581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176550.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In 1942, the U.S. Marine Corps created the Marine Raider battalions, the first American special forces units of World War II.However, the introduction of an elite subculture within the ranks of the ... More


Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

John Southard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the Vietnam War, combined action platoons (CAPs) were the primary counterinsurgency instruments for the U.S. Marine Corps. The American contingent of each CAP consisted of approximately a ... More


Naval Gunfire Support at Iwo Jima: The Perils of Doctrinal Myopia

Donald K. Mitchener

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

One component of the American amphibious warfare doctrine developed by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps during the interwar period concerned the use of naval gunfire in the softening up of enemy ... More


The Marine Corps Marriage Package

Rebecca Forgash

in Intimacy across the Fencelines: Intimacy across the Fencelines

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750403
eISBN:
9781501750427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750403.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the complex procedures known as the “marriage package.” It explains that during the early 2000s, marriage package procedures were required by U.S. Marine Corps headquarters in ... More


Hidden Island: Military-Media Relations on Okinawa, 1945–1972

Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

in War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813176550
eISBN:
9780813176581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176550.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The Pacific world of the early twentieth century, dominated by Europe, Japan, and the United States, is gone. The region’s control by outsiders has been succeeded by increasing economic importance, ... More


Products of Compromise: Legitimating State and Military

Ellen D. Tillman

in Dollar Diplomacy by Force: Nation-Building and Resistance in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626956
eISBN:
9781469628127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626956.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The intersection of international politics, U.S. internal politics, and the strength of local resistance eventually made continued U.S. military occupation of the Dominican Republic untenable, and ... More


Dollar Diplomacy by Force: Nation-Building and Resistance in the Dominican Republic

Ellen D. Tillman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626956
eISBN:
9781469628127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The U.S. policy of “Dollar Diplomacy” was designed to replace “dollars for bullets,” to guarantee economic and political stability in the Caribbean without intrusive and increasingly controversial ... More


Introduction

Sabine Frühstück

in Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory, and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247949
eISBN:
9780520939646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247949.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter begins with a brief background on the current study, detailing the processes the author of this book underwent as part of the overall research effort on Japan's Self-Defense ... More


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