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The Earliest Debates: August 1914—March 1915

Justus D. Doenecke

in Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When news of the Serbian crisis in August 1914 reached America, many citizens expressed relief that the US was geographically isolated from Europe. Although many chose to remain neutral, some people ... More


Prewar Postings, 1913—1917

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144573
eISBN:
9780813145143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144573.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In the new Advanced Base Force, Feland serves as captain of the underwater mining company. He takes part in more Caribbean expeditions, including a major practice exercise at Culebra, Puerto Rico, ... More


Defending the New Republic

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.6
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the United States as a sovereign nation from the Revolutionary War, at least on paper. Independence brought the promise and the expectation of ... More


Preparing for War

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Patria (1917), which proved to be the best of the preparedness serials. The Wharton brothers knew that it would take a powerful voice to make Americans feel the urgency of ... More


Communications Strategies in the Bush White House

John Anthony Maltese

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Like most recent presidents of the United States, George W. Bush embraced an approach to governing that is sometimes referred to as ‘the permanent campaign’. Scott McClellan, who served as Bush's ... More


Trials of Neutrality

Trygve Throntveit

in Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226459875
eISBN:
9780226460079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460079.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores Woodrow Wilson's neutrality policy. More than anything except the events of the Great War itself, pragmatist internationalism determined the course of Wilson's presidency, ... More


Three Long and Costly Wars: What Can We Learn?

James H. Lebovic

in Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190935320
eISBN:
9780190937263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935320.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The US wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan display a biased decisional pattern rooted in the non-rational tendencies of a “means-driven” process. Critical lessons from these three long wars emerge ... More


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