Defeating Japan: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Strategy in the Pacific War, 1943-1945

Defeating Japan: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Strategy in the Pacific War, 1943-1945

by C. Brower
     
 

A study of the political and military aspects of the US strategy in the fight against Japan during World War II.  See more details below

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A study of the political and military aspects of the US strategy in the fight against Japan during World War II.

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'This major reassessment properly identifies, analyzes, and emphasizes the importance of political considerations and goals in determining U.S. strategy in the war against Japan. It provides a useful corrective to the popular but erroneous belief that U.S. strategy during World War II was based on 'purely military' factors.' - Mark A. Stoler, author of Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World War II and George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century

'This is a lovely book: lean, elegant, crisp - by far the best narrative of American military diplomacy and strategy in the Pacific War. Its singular strengths include a careful analysis of the role of domestic - i.e., 'public' - opinion on the Administration's and Joint Chiefs' judgments on naval and military strategies for the prosecution of the Pacific campaigns.' - Josiah Bunting, HF Guggenheim Foundatio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137025210
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Charles F. Brower is a professor of History and International Affairs at Virginia Military Institute, , where he teaches courses in American foreign policy and strategy and holds the Henry King Burgwyn Chair in Military History.

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