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Mike White Test ids Moss Mouse : acronym for the principles of war. MASS: synchronizing all the elements of combat power where they will have decisive effect on an enemy force in a quick time period. OBJECTIVE: direct every military op to a well established attainable obj. ult purpose of war to destroy enemy ability and will to fight. SECURITY: never permit the enemy to aquire the advantage. this comes from the measures taken by a commander to protect his forces. SURPRISE: strike the enemy at a time or place where they are unprepared. This can shift the balance of combat power. MANEUVER: place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through flexible application of power. It is the movement of forces in relation to the enemy to gain positional advantage. OFFENSIVE: seize, retain, and exploit the initiative. Offensive action is the most effective and decisive way to attain a clearly defined common objective. UNITY OF COMMAND: for all objs seek unity and command and unity of effort. All the forces must be under one single commander with the authority to direct all forces. SIMPLE: prepare clear simple plans and ensure through understanding. War is simple but the simple thing is difficult. ECONOMY OF FORCE: use all combat resources in the most effective way. Minimum essential power to secondary efforts. No part of force should be without purpose BENJAMIN STODDERT:
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He was a Maryland merchant. First secretary of the navy. 1798 And was a secretary to the continental board of war during the revolution. Understood that in navy was too small to protect the commercial intrests of the country. Led the charge against the French attakcs on shipping. Established americas dependence on the navy to protect our shipping and assert our power on the seas. Lost much money in speculation and died dec 13 1813 GUNBOATS: boat that carries one or more guns to bombard costal targets as opposed to those for naval warfare or ferrying troops and supplies. Could carry one or 2 masts or oar powered. Single mast most typical. Gun could be quite big a 32 pounder not rare. Could be maneuvered into shallow waters. Much weaker than frigates but several gunboats would seriously damage it before sunk. The combatants of the 1776 battle of valcour island were mostly gunboats built on the spot THE CHESAPEAKE AFFAIR Dec 7 1863 confederate sympathizers captured the American steamer Chesapeake off cape cod. Led by Vernon guyon lock and john clibbon brain. American forces tried to arrest them in british waters in nova scotia almost bringing England into the war against the north. This was not a legitamate act of war and was in fact piracy
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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Began life at sea at age 13 on his fathers ship on which he served in the west indeies during the quasi war and was in the Mediterranean during wars with barbary pirates. In 1807 he became a liutenant and commanded gunboats in rhode island and ct. in 1813 he oversaw a 10 boat construction including the Lawrence and Niagara. Sailed his fleet out on agusut 12 to meet a british
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