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U.S. War Plans : 1938-1945

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This documentary sourcebook of actual U.S. war plans traces the nation's political and strategic goals from the contemplation of war against Japan and Germany in November of 1938 to Eisenhower's March 1945 plan for the defeat of Germany and the conquest of Japan. For the first time, the major strategic - e.g., "ABC-1" and "Rainbow 5" - and operational - e.g., "Torch," "Husky," "Plan Dog," "Fortitude," and "Cartwheel" - war plans of the U.S. military pertaining to WWII are presented in one volume. Ross sets each plan in its strategic and operational context with an explanatory and analytical introduction. For the first time, the major strategic and operational war plans of the U.S. military pertaining to WWII are presented in one volume.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 156 x 224 x 26mm | 557.92g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588260089
  • 9781588260086

Table of contents

Introduction. PRE-WAR PLANS. Study of Joint Action in the Event of Violation of Monroe Doctrine by Fascist Powers November 12, 1938. Rainbow No. 1 October 14, 1939. Rainbow No. 4 August 14, 1940. Plan Dog November 12, 1940. United States - British Staff Conversations Report ABC-1 March 27, 1941. Rainbow No. 5 (revised) November 19, 1941. THE WAR IN NORTH AFRICA AND EUROPE. Outline Plan Operation Torch October 8, 1942. Operation Husky March 24, 1943. Avalanche August 31, 1943. Operation Shingle January 12, 1944. Fortitude February 23, 1944. AGWAR, for United States Joint Planning Staff May 8, 1944. Operation (Anvil) Dragoon August 1, 1944. Operation Market September, 1944. Appreciation and Plan of Operations January 20, 1945. SCAF 260 (Final Offensive) March 31, 1945. THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC. Joint Directive for Offensive Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area July 2, 1942. The Elkton (Cartwheel) Plan February 28, 1943. Joint Chiefs of Staff Directive March 28, 1943. Operation Plan No. 14-43 June 3, 1943 and Serial 00958 Warning Order September 22, 1943. Operation Plan No. 13-43 (Galvanic) October 5, 1943. Operation Plan No. 16-43C Revised (Flintlock) December 16, 1943. Hailstone January 18, 1944. Catchpole January 18, 1944. CincPac Forager April 23, 1944. Cincpoa No. 8-44 (King II) September 27, 1944. Musketeer III September 28, 1944. Detachment October 7, 1944. Cincpoa 14-44 (Iceberg) December 31, 1944. Downfall May 28, 1945.show more