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The Army in the Pacific: A Century of Engagement

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The Army in the Pacific: A Century of Engagement (ePub eBook)
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CMH Pub 70-120-1.

This study offers an overview of the Army’s history in this rapidly changing region. It describes how the Army’s involvement began with an expedition to seize Manila from Spain in 1898, which led to a protracted campaign against Philippine insurgents. When Japan attacked in 1941, the Army fought back as part of a joint and multinational team in some of the most far-reaching campaigns in history, after which the Army became responsible for post-conflict operations in Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, and the Philippines. During the Cold War, the Army fought hot wars in Korea and Vietnam. After the Vietnam War, the Army provided regional stability, a shield against aggression, and engagement with allies and partners as the region experienced unprecedented growth. This broad historical perspective reveals some enduring lessons: the vast distances and diversity of terrain and weather, the necessity for joint and multinational operations, and the need for a versatile, adaptive, and agile force.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James C. McNaughton is chief of the Contemporary Studies Branch, Histories Division, U.S. Army Center of Military History. He previously served as the command historian for several Army and Joint commands, including the U.S. Army, Pacific. He received a B.A. degree from Middlebury College, Vermont, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. He has served as an officer in the Active Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve, and as an Army civilian. He is the author of  the topselling title, Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II (2006) Print ISBN: 9780160729577 / ePub ISBN: 9780160867057.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword............................................ v
The Author .......................................... vii
Introduction ......................................... 1
An Army for Empire, 1898–1941........................ 5
The War with Spain and the Philippine War, 1898–1902 ... 5
Pacific Outposts, 1900–1937......................... 12
The Gathering Storm, 1937–1941 .................... 19
Pacific War and Aftermath, 1941–1950 .................. 23
The Thin Red Line, 1941–1943....................... 23
The Jungle Road to Tokyo, 1943–1944 ................ 29
Many D-Days in the Pacific, 1944–1945............... 38
In the Ruins of Empire, 1945–1949................... 40
Hot and Cold Wars, 1950–1973......................... 49
Korean War, 1950–1953 ............................ 49
The New Look in the Far East, 1953–1965............. 58
Vietnam War, 1965–1973 ........................... 63
After Vietnam, 1973 to Present ......................... 73
Restoring Confidence, 1973–1991.................... 73
After the Cold War, 1991–2001 ...................... 79
The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Terror, 2001–2012 ....... 82
Further Readings..................................... 91

Audience

Members of the military, specifically the Army, as well as their families, would find this book interesting. In addition, this would be a valuable resource for students studying U.S. military history.

Product Details

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$4.99
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • James C. McNaughton, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Center of Military History
Year/Pages:
2013/98 pages

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