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Posted June 6, 2014
Very useful and interesting description of the General Board and its relationship to SecNav and Bureaus.
Has clear flaws. Repeatedly repetitive and uses modern terminology that fits by definition (change in "paradigm") but diminishes from thinking in terms used at time.
Also has unique use of words "Strategic", "tactical", and "organizational" that does not match anything.
Also mixes terminology incorrectly, especially referring to any vessel other than a battleship as an "auxiliary".
With those flaws it is still an insightful complement to other publications about Navy organization and planning of the era, especially "War Plan Orange".
The other appears to have done well in constructing reasonable conclusions from available source material, which he says is limited by lack of official notes and reports as intentional in the system.