Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940 (Paperback)
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Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940 (Paperback)

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Paperback 360 Pages / Published: 28/02/1999
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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.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807848159
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 24 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
A first-class piece of research.

"War in History"


"Fills the void and adds depth and understanding to American military history, Philippine history, and the story of Hawaii.

"Philippine Studies""


The definitive work on the interwar US Army in the western Pacific.

"Journal of Southeast Asian Studies"


A meticulously researched and well-written military history of a subject that has not been extensively explored.

"American Historical Review"


"Superbly grounded in the sources, Linn offers thoroughly researched descriptions of the principal strategic and tactical issues.

"Journal of Military History""


Superbly grounded in the sources, Linn offers thoroughly researched descriptions of the principal strategic and tactical issues.

"Journal of Military History"


Fills the void and adds depth and understanding to American military history, Philippine history, and the story of Hawaii.

"Philippine Studies"

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