The Legacy of American Naval Power: Reinvigorating Maritime Strategic Thought, An Anthology

The Legacy of American Naval Power: Reinvigorating Maritime Strategic Thought, An Anthology
Title:
The Legacy of American Naval Power: Reinvigorating Maritime Strategic Thought, An Anthology
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Paperback
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008-055-00277-0
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9781732003019
Table of Contents

EPIGRAPH v

FOREWORD xi

PREFACE xiii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xvii

A Brief Introduction to the History of Maritime Strategy 3

CHAPTER ONE 17

The Ascendance of American Maritime Power: A Historical Perspective Culminating at Guadalcanal

Transformation a Century Ago 21

The Color Plans, 1919–1938 34

Evolution of Modern Amphibious Warfare, 1920–1941 44 

The Legacy and Lessons of Operation Watchtower 62

Preliminary Report of JANEX-1 74

Biographies Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune 86

Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz 89

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CHAPTER TWO 93

The Expansion of Maritime Power: The Role of Naval Aviation and Submarines  The Future of the Submarine 97

Use of Aircraft in Naval Warfare 101

Letter from Geiger to Yarnell on Aviation 113

Major General Roy S. Geiger letter to Admiral H. E. Yarnell How We Bridged a Wartime “Learning Gap” 118

The Future Employment of Naval Forces 131 

The Influence of Aviation on the Evolution of American Naval Thought 140

Submarines: Key to the Offset Strategy 165 

A New Naval Era 172 

Biographies General Roy Stanley Geiger 179

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover 182

CHAPTER THREE 185

Maritime Power in Crisis Response: From the Nuclear Era to Hyperwar 

Letter from Geiger to Commandant Vandegrift on Bikini Atoll Atomic Tests 189

21 August 1946 Admiral Gorshkov and the Soviet Navy 192 

contents ix

One Telephone Call Gets It All: Maritime Prepositioning 209

for Crisis Response Enhancement Restless Strategy: Alfred Gray’s Philosophy of Warfighting 216

Why Cyberwar Will Not and Should Not Have Its Grand Strategist 256 

On Hyperwar 273 

Keeping Our Amphibious Edge 283 

Between Peace and the Air-Sea Battle: A War at Sea Strategy 291

Biographies General Paul X. Kelley 298

Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt 300

CHAPTER FOUR 303

The Future of Maritime Power

The Marine Corps of Tomorrow 306

Facing Westward to the Future 314

A New Twist to an Age-Old Naval Tradition 323 

A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority 344 

The Navy and Nation Need a Maritime Strategy 357 

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Seapower in Support of National Security 367 

Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment 374

Biographies General Peter Pace 397

Admiral James G. Stavridis 399

Chronology:

Selected Significant Moments in the History 401

of Maritime Strategic Thought An Introductory Bibliography of Maritime Strategic Thought 403

About the Editors 409

Product Details

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps, History Division
Author:
  • Westermeyer, Paul D.
Key Phrases:
  • Naval History
  • Military History
  • Marine Corps
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Record Creation Date:
04/12/2019
Last Status Update:
03/12/2020
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