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Arguing over A-Bombs: Interservice Rivalry and the Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll, September 1945–June 1947

Hal M. Friedman

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/9780813176550.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Interservice rivalry between the United States Army and Navy over the 1946 Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests was an example of a larger rivalry over roles, missions, and budgets that was endemic to U.S. ... More


The Combined Action Program and U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

John Southard

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes how the overall American manpower shortage in Vietnam and the ever-present interservice rivalry between the U.S. Army and Marine Corps affected the Combined Action Program. In ... More


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

Hal M. Friedman (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813176550
eISBN:
9780813176581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176550.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Before 1940, East Asia and the Pacific were contested regions. The United States vied with the Empire of Japan for the strategic domination of the Pacific Basin. To a lesser degree, the formerly ... More


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