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Fleet Mobility Tactical Development, 1945–1953

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the tactical aspects of logistic support as both the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy realigned their command structures and operating fleets to meet existing obligations and ... More


Naval Gunfire Support In Operation Neptune: A Reexamination

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter delivers a captivating narrative that takes readers from the choppy and cold waters of the French coast to the shores of North Africa, to Sicily, and to the ... More


A “Ticklish” Position: Revolution, Loyalty, and Crisis, 1959–1964

Jana K. Lipman

in Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255395
eISBN:
9780520942370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255395.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Victor Davis' GTMO profession began just after World War II, survived the Cuban revolution, and continued until his retirement in 2005. Victor was born in Banes, where his Jamaican parents worked in ... More


The Army-Navy Contest for Control of Land-Based Antisubmarine Aviation and the Military Unification Debate, 1942–1948

George H. Monahan

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/9781949668049.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter, George H. Monahan discusses the success of the German U-boat offensive in the Western Atlantic after the U.S. entry into World War II, which led the War Department leadership to ... More


A Light Footprint in Bahrain

Geoffrey F. Gresh

in Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804794206
eISBN:
9780804795067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

After declaring independence in 1971, Bahrain signed a basing agreement with the United States, prompted by external security fears associated with Iran’s desire to annex the tiny island nation. But ... More


From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Jeffrey G. Barlow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book discusses the role of the U.S. Navy within the country's national security structure during the first decade of the Cold War from the perspective of the service's senior uniformed officer, ... More


Initial Challenges: Postwar and Demobilization Planning

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the U.S. Navy's postwar and demobilization planning process, which began with the creation of Harry Yarnell's Special Planning Section under Vice Chief of Naval Operations ... More


Roosevelt at the Rubicon: The Great Convoy Debate of 1941

J. Garry Clifford and Robert H. Ferrell

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter goes back to the dark days of 1941 when the fates of England—and, by extension, of the United States—hung in the balance. Combining the personal insights on ... More


Adjusting to the National Military Establishment

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the U.S. Navy's efforts to adjust to the increased centralization of defense decision-making dictated by the National Security Act of 1947. It argues that the transition for ... More


The National Security act Achieved

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the events leading up to the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. The Joint Chiefs of Staff Special Committee's report favoring defense unification spurred the Navy ... More


Assessing and Responding to the Soviet Naval Threat

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the U.S. Navy's response to the threat posed by Soviet naval capabilities. Increasing concern about the ability of the Russians to deploy a force of highly effective new ... More


Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

William Reynolds Braisted

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The 1920s and 30s were an especially turbulent period in Chinese history, and the U.S. Navy was deployed there not as an instrument of war, but of diplomacy. Their task was to keep China intact, ... More


The Sword and the Pen

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.10
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the significant decline in popularity experienced by the U.S. Navy after basking in the glory of its outstanding performance in the War of 1812. It also suffered from neglect ... More


Closing Down the Kingdom: Union Combined Operations Against Wilmington

Chris E. Fonvielle Jr.

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232864
eISBN:
9780823240777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Long before Ulysses S. Grant made his move to the James River, the North Carolina seaport of Wilmington on the Cape Fear River had become the principal port of entry for ships carrying essential ... More


The Navy and Unification

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the issue of military unification. By 1944, the Army and the Army Air Forces strongly supported the unification of the services, while the Navy and Marine Corps firmly opposed ... More


Living in “Interesting Times”1

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the events following the resignation of James Forrestal as Secretary of Defense in March 1949. Forrestal's replacement, Louis Johnson, cancelled the Navy's plans to build the ... More


Conclusion

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the U.S. Navy's activities in the early years of the Cold War. From 1945 through 1955, the Navy successfully adapted to the changed circumstances of the U.S.–USSR relationship, ... More


The Upper Yangtze

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the challenges posed by the upper Yangtze River for the U.S. Navy's Asiatic Fleet deployed to China for diplomatic purposes. In explains that aside from its numerous ... 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 Navy in the Far East

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the deployment of the U.S. Navy Asiatic Fleet in the Far East during the years between the world wars. It was deployed not as an instrument of war but for diplomatic purposes. ... More


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