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The elusive enemy : U.S. naval intelligence and the Imperial Japanese Fleet

Author: Douglas Ford
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this exploration of U.S. naval operations and intelligence-gathering efforts, Douglas Ford introduces a new perspective on the clash between the United States and Japan in the Pacific."--Page [2] of jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Ford
ISBN: 9781591142805 1591142806 9781612510651 1612510655
OCLC Number: 713188228
Description: xiv, 297 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Gauging an untested opponent: U.S. perceptions of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1918-1941 --
Dismantling the "lesser foe" and the "superior enemy" images, December 1941 to early 1943 --
The elusive enemy: U.S. naval intelligence and the Imperial Japanese Navy's fleet, 1943-1945 --
The "underdog in the air war" yet a resourceful opponent: intelligence on the IJN's air arm, 1943-1945 --
Knowledge of the enemy applied: the evolution of U.S. naval air combat doctrine --
Conclusions: the effectiveness of U.S. naval intelligence during the Pacific War --
causes and consequences.
Responsibility: Douglas Ford.
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"In this exploration of U.S. naval operations and intelligence-gathering efforts, Douglas Ford introduces a new perspective on the clash between the United States and Japan in the Pacific."--Page [2] of jacket.

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