The United States Navy and Defense Unification, 1947-1953

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University of Delaware Press, 1981 - History - 367 pages
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This book provides a historical background to the problems met during the early days of defense unification of the three U.S. military services: the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force. The author analyzes the problem of unification during both peacetime and wartime, showing how the Korean War served to point up the capabilities and limitations of the three services.
 

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Contents

Implementing the National Security Act
17
Early Conflicts over Defense Organization and Roles and Missions
26
Strategies Missions and Defense Budgets Fiscal Years 1948 and 1949
54
The Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 1950 First Steps
88
Defense Reorganization Plans the Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 1950 and the Resignation of James V Forrestal
100
Louis A Johnson Scrapping of the Supercarrier and the Resignation of John L Sullivan
126
The Naval Administration of Francis B Matthews
147
The Rowboat Secretary the Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 1950 and Defense Reorganization
149
Korea Fighting with One Arm Tied September 1950September 1951
251
The Naval Administration of Dan Able Kimball
271
Unification and Korea
273
The Naval Administration of Robert B Anderson
295
Korea Calls for Changes
297
The Price of Unification
318
Conclusion
329
Essay on Sources
344

The Revolt of the Admirals
169
The Firing of Louis E Denfeld and the Advent of Forrest Sherman
207
Korea Time of Testing June 1950September 1950
229

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Coletta taught for nearly forty years at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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