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Title:
U.S. war plans : 1938-1945
Author:
Ross, Steven T.
Publication Information:
Boulder, Co. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
371 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1410 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9781588260086
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Table of Contents

Editor's Notep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Pre-War Plans
1 Study of Joint Action in the Event of Violation of Monroe Doctrine by Fascist Powers, November 12, 1938p. 7
2 Rainbow No. 1, October 14, 1939p. 17
3 Rainbow No. 4, August 14, 1940p. 33
4 Plan Dog, November 12, 1940p. 55
5 United States--British Staff Conversation Report, ABC-1, March 27, 1941p. 67
6 The Victory Program, September 11, 1941p. 103
7 Rainbow No. 5 (Revised), November 19, 1941p. 135
Part 2 The War in North Africa and Europe
8 Outline Plan, Operation Torch, October 8, 1942p. 161
9 Operation Husky, March 24, 1943p. 167
10 Operation Avalanche, August 31, 1943p. 171
11 Operation Shingle, January 12, 1944p. 175
12 Operation Neptune, May 20, 1944p. 187
13 Fortitude, February 23, 1944p. 225
14 AGWAR, for United States Joint Planning Staff, May 8, 1944p. 237
15 Operation (Anvil) Dragoon, August 1, 1944p. 239
16 Operation Market, September 1944p. 247
17 Appreciation and Plan of Operations, January 20, 1945p. 255
18 SCAF 260 (Final Offensive), March 31, 1945p. 261
Part 3 The War in the Pacific
19 Joint Directive for Offensive Operations in the Southwest Pacific Area, July 2, 1942p. 267
20 The Elkton (Cartwheel) Plan, February 28, 1943p. 271
21 Joint Chiefs of Staff Directive, March 28, 1943p. 279
22 Operation Plan No. 14-43, June 3, 1943, and Serial 00958 Warning Order, September 22, 1943p. 281
23 Operation Plan No. 13-43 (Galvanic), October 5, 1943p. 287
24 Operation Plan No. 16-43C (Flintlock Revised), December 16, 1943p. 293
25 Operation Hailstone, January 18, 1944p. 299
26 Operation Catchpole, January 18, 1944p. 305
27 CinCPac Forager, April 23, 1944p. 311
28 CinCPoa No. 8-44 (King II), September 27, 1944p. 319
29 Operation Musketeer III, September 28, 1944p. 325
30 Operation Detachment, October 7, 1944p. 335
31 CinCPoa No. 14-44 (Iceberg), December 31, 1944p. 341
32 Operation Downfall, May 28, 1945p. 349
About the Bookp. 371

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