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Guardians of Empire By Brian McAllister Linn

Guardians of Empire by Brian McAllister Linn

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A detailed history of the US Army in Hawaii and the Philippines between 1902 and 1940. It traces the development of US defence policy in the region, concentrating on strategy, tactics, internal security, relations with local communities and military technology.

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Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940 by Brian McAllister Linn

In a comprehensive study of four decades of military policy, Brian McAllister Linn offers a detailed history of the US Army in Hawaii and the Philippines between 1902 and 1940. Most accounts focus on the months preceding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. By examining the years prior to the outbreak of war, Linn provides a perspective on the complex evolution of events in the Pacific. ""Guardians of Empire"" traces the development of US defence policy in the region, concentrating on strategy, tactics, internal security, relations with local communities and military technology. Linn challenges earlier studies which argue that army officers either ignored or denigrated the Japanese threat and remained unprepared for war. He demonstrates instead that from 1907 onward military commanders in both Washington and the Pacific were vividly aware of the danger, that they developed a series of plans to avert it, and that they in fact identified - even if they could not solve - many of the problems that would become tragically apparent on 7 December 1941.

About Brian McAllister Linn

Brian McAllister Linn, who was born and raised in Hawaii, is associate professor of history at Texas A & M University. He is author of The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902.

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GOR011232712
9780807848159
0807848158
Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940 by Brian McAllister Linn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of North Carolina Press
1999-02-28
360
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