American War Plans, 1890-1939

American War Plans, 1890-1939

By: Steven T. Ross (author)Hardback

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By the close of the 19th 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.

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The creation of empire; defining the threat; war plans, 1900-18; a new world order; war plans revisited; darkening horizons; conclusion.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/09/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780714653051
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780714653051
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 0714653055

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