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"Execute against Japan" : the U.S. decision to conduct unrestricted submarine warfare

Author: Joel Ira Holwitt
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2009.
Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series, no. 121.
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Less than five hours after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, U.S. naval leaders reluctantly chose to pursue a form of warfare they despised-targeting not only Japanese military assets but also civilian-operated fishing trawlers, freighters, and tankers. The move to unrestricted submarine warfare represented a major change in the longstanding American adherence to the classic doctrine of ""freedom of the seas, ""  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holwitt, Joel Ira, 1981-
"Execute against Japan".
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008024073
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Ira Holwitt
ISBN: 9781603442558 1603442553
OCLC Number: 680622491
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 245 p.) : ill.
Contents: Freedom of the seas, the submarine, and the first World War --
The U.S. Navy and the submarine question --
The failure of international law in the interwar period --
Legislating away freedom of the seas --
The accidental commerce raider : U.S. submarine development, strategy, and tactics --
Laying the strategic groundwork --
Debating law, ethics, and strategy --
"Immediately upon the outbreak of war" --
Day of infamy, day of decision --
Unrestricted warfare and the civilian chain of command --
The victory of unrestricted submarine warfare.
Series Title: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series, no. 121.
Responsibility: Joel Ira Holwitt.

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