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Strategy and command : the first two years / by Louis Morton.

Morton, Louis. (Author). Center of Military History. (Added Author).

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM D 114.7:P 11/V.10/2000 (Text) 720415-1001 General Federal documents Available -

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  • Physical Description: xxiii, 761 pages : illustrations, charts, portraits, maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 2000.

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General Note: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Chief of Military History, 1961.
Shipping list no.: 2001-0006-S.
"First printed 1962"--Title page verso.
G.P.O. sales statement incorrect in publication.
Three folded maps attached to p. [3] of cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Pacific World -- PART ONE: THE ROAD TO WAR: The beginnings of Pacific strategy -- Japanese policy and strategy, 1931-July 1941 -- Europe versus the pacific -- The fatal turn -- The decision for war -- PART TWO: THE DEFENSIVE: PEARL HARBOR TO MIDWAY: The first weeks of war, 7-26 December -- The Malay barrier -- The Philippines -- Australia and the line of communication -- The U.S. and Japanese high commands -- Organization and command of the Pacific -- Transition -- PART THREE: SEIZING THE INITIATIVE: Planning the offensive -- Preparations and problems -- Crisis in the Pacific, August-November 1942 -- Command and co-operation -- Japanese and American plans -- The Pacific in grand strategy -- Means and ends : the March 1943 directive -- CARTWHEEL and the I-GO operation -- PART FOUR: EMERGING PATTERNS: The north Pacific and the Soviet Union -- The revival of ORANGE -- Central Pacific timetable -- Organizing for the offensive -- Operations and plans, Summer 1943 -- Review and adjustment -- The Japanese revise their strategy -- The execution of strategy : Pacific operations, August-December 1943 -- Prospects for the future.
Summary, etc.: An analysis of organization and logistics as well as strategy and command, covering the coming of the war, Japanese policy and American strategy before Pearl Harbor, Japanese victories in the first six months of the war, first efforts in New Guinea and the Solomons to stem the Japanese tide, and the limited offensive in the summer of 1943.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Pacific Ocean.

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