American War Plans, 1890-1939

American War Plans, 1890-1939

by Steven T. Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714653055

ISBN-13: 9780714653051

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"By the close of the nineteenth century, the United States was no longer a continental power, but had become a nation with interests that spanned the globe from the Caribbean to China. Consequently, the country faced a new set of strategic concerns, ranging from enforcing the Monroe Doctrine to defending the Philippines." "As a result of the United States' new…  See more details below

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"By the close of the nineteenth century, the United States was no longer a continental power, but had become a nation with interests that spanned the globe from the Caribbean to China. Consequently, the country faced a new set of strategic concerns, ranging from enforcing the Monroe Doctrine to defending the Philippines." "As a result of the United States' new geostrategic environment, the armed services had to establish a system for the creation of war plans to defend the country's interests against possible foreign aggression. A Joint Army and Navy Board, established in 1903, ordered the creation of war plans to deal with real and potential threats to American security. Each major country was assigned a colour: Germany was Black, Great Britain Red, Japan Orange, Mexico Green and China Yellow. War plans were then devised in case Washington decided to use force against these or other powers." Based on plans and studies drawn from a variety of archival sources, this volume describes the origin and evolution of the various plans and places them within the context of the United States' foreign and military policies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714653051
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Creation of Empire1
2Defining the Threat23
3War Plans, 1900-1854
4A New World Order93
5War Plans Revisited121
6Darkening Horizons161
7Conclusion177
App.: Maps184
Bibliography191
Index199

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