War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945

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Naval Institute Press, Mar 1, 2007 - History - 509 pages
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Based on twenty years of research in formerly secret archives, this book reveals for the first time the full significance of War Plan Orange--the U.S. Navy's strategy to defeat Japan, formulated over the forty years prior to World War II.
  

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Review: War Plan Orange: The US Strategy To Defeat Japan, 1897-1945

User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Miller's “War Plan Orange” is an important read for someone interested in the roots of the Great Pacific War's grand strategy. I particularly liked the insight it gave into the more than 35-years of ... Read full review

Review: War Plan Orange: The US Strategy To Defeat Japan, 1897-1945

User Review  - Corey - Goodreads

Unparalleled in detail and depth of source material. While not told as a rip-roaring yarn, it is nonetheless compelling. Look no further to come to grips with the why and where of US strategy in the Pacific. Read full review

Contents

Staffs
9
The Western Pacific Capitulation
53
The Great Western Base
65
Thrusters
77
The Through Ticket
86
The Cautionary Strategy
100
The Thrusters Resurgence
122
The Professionals
132
Tilting the Offensive Northward
233
The Great Western Arsenal Dead at Last
250
On the Eve of War
267
Instant Fury Delayed
276
Fleet Battle in the Central Pacific 1941
286
Total or Limited War?
313
The Planners at War
323
The Ocean Strategy Implemented
331

A Marginally Saner Policy
139
The Siege of Japan
150
Quest for a Strategy
167
Cooperation and Campaign Plans
180
The Ocean Campaign
186
The Path Divides
203
The Defensivists Revolt
213
Defensivism versus Plan Orange
223
Innovation and Surprise
347
The Better Strategy
357
Abbreviations
381
Notes
387
Bibliography
455
Index
477
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About the author (2007)

Edward S. Miller, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in economics at Syracuse University and the Harvard Advanced Management Program, served as chief financial officer of a major international mining corporation and the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation. His interest in business planning led to the writing of War Plan Orange, winner of five distinguished history book awards. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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