Preparations_for_War

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The Navy Plans for War U.S. Navy 1919-1941
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Learning Objectives Relationships between development in international affairs and naval policy Demands for sea power as a result of national defense and foreign affairs policy Complexity of developing/expanding naval forces, dependency on overseas bases, and implications of maintaining forward bases Sequence of events preceding WWII Events leading to WWII and elements of major/minor power confrontation today
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War Plan Orange 1903 - Joint (Army-Navy) Board devises “color plans” to deal w/ world powers Japan Defeats Russia increased concern for poss. Japan conflict Philippines seen as likely first target
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Force Levels and Deployment 1937 Force Levels USN 113, 617 USMC 18,223 Ships Strategic Disposition Pacific Coast: main U.S. Fleet Atlantic Coast: training squadrons Asia, Panama, Europe: limited forces Most probable enemy: Japan
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Mood of the Nation Isolationist Reinforced by Great Depression
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