Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945

Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945

by Trent Hone

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ISBN-13: 9781682472941
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 252,966
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author


Trent Hone is an authority on the U.S. Navy of the early twentieth century and a leader in the application of complexity science to organizational design. He studied religion and archaeology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He works as a consultant in Arlington, Virginia, helping a variety of organizations improve their processes and techniques. Mr. Hone writes and speaks about tactical doctrine, organizational learning, and complexity.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Preface: How Did the Navy Transform? xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

List of Abbreviations xix

Prologue: Complex Adaptive Systems and Military Doctrine 1

1 A Professional Officer Corps 16

2 The Gunnery System 55

3 Plans and Doctrine before World War I 92

4 The Interwar Learning System 122

5 Heuristics at Guadalcanal 163

6 The CIC 208

7 Victory in the Pacific 250

Epilogue: The Cost of War 300

Conclusion 317

Notes 347

Bibliography 379

Index 391

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