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War Planning Processes (early 1900s)

by: Sophie Walker

War Planning Processes (early 1900s) History 4394

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War planning strategies between the Army and Navy; mostly if a war with Japan broke out
American Military History after 1865
Dr. David Smith
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military, history, army, Japan, navy




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Date Created: 02/15/16
Planning Process Wednesday, February 17, 2016 8:16 AM -Pacific/Islands: -Dutch, US, Germany, Brit, Jp, Spanish, French: all have control in Pacific Ocean in 1 Jan 1898 -Phil War disperses Spanish power in Philippines -after WWI: more reshuffling; Germany loses all these colonies -Brit, US, Jp gains all of them/expand in the area -Guam: US possession in the middle of JP mandates -reflects Mahan's coaling stations/harbors/ports -every 1000 miles a modern ship steams away from a base, it loses 10% of its fighting effectiveness -5400 miles: Pearly Harbor to Manila -formula correct: US fleet is less than 50% effective -want to make shorter lines -how to offset: -build chains of bases to span great distance: Pearl, Midway, Wake, Guam, then Manila --> comes into play when think about fighting JP in WW2 -nuclear powered ships: only for air craft carriers/subs -this throws the "coal equation" out of the window -have nuke air carrier but coal-engine support ships --> affects things -never want coal reserves to be less than 50% -today: still issues with gas-powered stuff; today air planes with fuel can be an issues; safer to have a full tank than 1/2 full -material aspects of strategy: -what do you material requirements dictate to your strategic choices -have to combine what want to do/what can do -ie have to take fuel into account -general board of the navy: -Navy's first peace-time planning committee -don't do very much but the beginning of pre-ware thinking about planning -how to fight the JP if have to: War Plan Orange: -always retweaking/looking at -how long can Army hold out in Philippines? -Need Army to hold out until Navy comes: can only hold out for 5 weeks -Navy needs 6 weeks to get there -how do they compromise? How do they help each other -Army has a Corbettian view about the Navy: Navy is there to supply to Army -We need Navy to come rescue us -Navy/Mahan view: -N is going to destroy the JP navy -since 1970s: much better to make plans together; restructure the entire command -first plan: 1907 (plan for 190-1914): more theoretical; after WW1 more likely -1925: JP sinks Russian fleet -if JP attacks Guam/Philippines: most probably way war would begin -if war breaks out: -cross the Pacific/go over there to fight them -bring Atlantic fleet all the way under south America; stop at San Fran -1914: Panama Canal opens: such a big deal bc main fleet is in Atlantic --> cuts the distance/fuel at least in half -we have to go there bc JP wouldn't move past Pearl Harbor -JP are also thinking this (not much planning until after 1920) -Sept 1922 (updated): -by 1922: JP has expanded to Marshall islands -League of Nats gives them to them -Navy sees that can't do a direct dash bc JP is going to stop them -JP wants to be the dominant power in the W Pacific: control their sphere of influence/have the power to exclude others -these islands will be able to exclude the US Navy -after 20s: JP's navy is capped (but at 3/5 of the US Navy's size) -US is much bigger --> concentration is more important; JP attrition on US fleet is more important -doesn't give up garrison -1928: -US fleet comes in/breaks up -accepts that Phil is going to fall -need to have war plans ready -effects of Spanish Amer war of taking Phil -have to start thinking about JP's growth/possible outcomes for the future Look up: Donald Rumsfeld Press Conferences -any plans with war with Iran?


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