American War Plans, 1890-1939 by Steven T. Ross

By Steven T. Ross

by way of the shut of the nineteenth century, the U.S. was once not a continental strength, yet had turn into a state with pursuits that spanned the globe from the Caribbean to China. therefore, the rustic confronted a brand new set of strategic issues, starting from implementing the Monroe Doctrine to protecting the Philippines.
As end result of the the USA' new geostrategic atmosphere, the armed providers needed to identify a approach for the production of conflict plans to safeguard the country's pursuits opposed to attainable overseas aggression. A Joint military and army Board, demonstrated in 1903, ordered the construction of struggle plans to house genuine and power threats to American protection. every one significant state used to be assigned a color: Germany used to be Black, nice Britain purple, Japan Orange, Mexico eco-friendly and China Yellow. struggle plans have been then devised in case Washington determined to take advantage of strength opposed to those or different powers.

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