By Brian McAllister Linn

In a accomplished learn of 4 many years of army coverage, Brian McAllister Linn deals the 1st distinctive background of the U.S. military in Hawaii and the Philippines among 1902 and 1940. such a lot bills specialise in the months previous the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor. through interpreting the years ahead of the outbreak of battle, Linn offers a brand new viewpoint at the advanced evolution of occasions within the Pacific. Exhaustively researched, Guardians of Empire strains the advance of U.S. safeguard coverage within the sector, targeting process, strategies, inner safeguard, relatives with neighborhood groups, and army expertise.
Linn demanding situations previous experiences which argue that military officials both neglected or denigrated the japanese possibility and remained unprepared for conflict. He demonstrates in its place that from 1907 onward army commanders in either Washington and the Pacific have been vividly conscious of the chance, that they built a sequence of plans to steer clear of it, and they in truth identified--even in the event that they couldn't solve--many of the issues that may turn into tragically obvious on 7 December 1941.

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