Naval Strategy East of Suez: The Role of Djibouti

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Overview

This is the only current book on maritime Djibouti, and the only one available in English since 1968. It describes the geography, naval history, and present strategic role of this small country, and indicates its possible future. Naval Strategy East of Suez includes previously little-known facts of French covert action in Italian East Africa, 1938-1941; and of Operation Toreador (1956), which served to aid Operation Musketeer. It also turns a spotlight on the Allied blockade of Djibouti in 1940-1942. In a sense, this book is a more readable, and less technical, treatment of what sailors call sailing directions.

Djibouti's naval base, 600 miles closer to the Strait of Hormuz than Diego Garcia, is the nearest base to Middle East oil centers likely to be available to France and its allies in the future—facts often ignored or unknown to all but the most specialized of specialists. Koburger believes that the troubles in the Middle East are only beginning. His book offers a background and strategy about an area little known to Anglophones that is of considerable potential usefulness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275941161
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/1992
  • Pages: 150
  • Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES W. KOBURGER, JR., was a Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve when he retired in 1978 after twenty years of active duty. He is now an independent consultant in the operational aspects of maritime affairs, specializing in navigation systems.

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Table of Contents

Maps
Foreword
Introduction
Military Abbreviations and Special Terms
1 Early Days 1
2 The First World War and After 11
3 War Comes to the CFS 21
4 The Blockade 33
5 Interregnum 45
6 The Suez Crisis 57
7 The Base 69
8 Conclusion 81
A: Characteristics of French Naval Vessels 93
B: Tonnage Received by the CFS by Sea, 1940-1941 96
C: The Port of Djibouti 99
D: Sea Distances from Djibouti 101
E: Djibouti-Based Gulf Crisis Units 102
F: Winds, Tides, and Currents 103
Bibliography 105
Index 109
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