Grand Strategy and Military Alliances

Grand Strategy and Military Alliances
Author : Peter R. Mansoor
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-02-09
ISBN 10 : 9781316483466
ISBN 13 : 1316483460
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Strategy and Military Alliances Book Description:

Alliances have shaped grand strategy and warfare since the dawn of civilization. Indeed, it is doubtful that the United States of America would have gained its independence without its Revolutionary War alliance with France. Such alliances may prove even more important to international security in the twenty-first century. Economic and financial difficulties alone will ensure that policy makers attempt to spread the burden of securing vital interests onto other nations through alliances, both formal organizations such as NATO and informal alliances of convenience as developed to wage the Gulf War in 1991. A team of leading historians examine the problems inherent in alliance politics and relationships in the framework of grand strategy through the lens of history. Aimed at not just the military aspects of alliances, the book uncovers the myriad factors that have made such coalitions succeed or fail in the past.

The Second Front

The Second Front
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 73
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : OCLC:61164740
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Front Book Description:

The debate about grand strategy in the Second World War has scarcely ended even in the 21st Century. The present study examines the classical issue of the grand strategy in Europe and the anti-Hitler coalition as concerns the US-UK-Soviet exchange about the Second Front. The great phenomenon of the Second World War was the creation of an unprecedented military alliance between the western powers and the Soviet Union. Due to mutual antagonism the inter-Allied cooperation during the Second World War was very complicated and at times extremely tense. Perhaps the most acute disagreement in the relationship between the Allies was the "Second Front" controversy. Despite desperate Soviet demands to open the Second Front as soon as possible, the Western Allies launched a massive cross-channel operation in the northwestern Europe only in June 1944. This thesis analyses the reasons of why it took the western powers so long to organize and execute such an operation and its implications for the post-war order. The detailed analysis of the grand strategy during the Second World War is one of the ways to comprehend the violent 20th Century amid the carnage of the 21st Century and its own problems of grand strategy.

The Second Front Grand Strategy and Civil Military Relations of Western Allies and the USSR 1938 1945

The Second Front  Grand Strategy and Civil Military Relations of Western Allies and the USSR  1938 1945
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 84
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1049837224
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Front Grand Strategy and Civil Military Relations of Western Allies and the USSR 1938 1945 Book Description:

The debate about grand strategy in the Second World War has scarcely ended even in the 21st Century. The present study examines the classical issue of the grand strategy in Europe and the anti-Hitler coalition as concerns the US-UK-Soviet exchange about the Second Front. The great phenomenon of the Second World War was the creation of an unprecedented military alliance between the western powers and the Soviet Union. Due to mutual antagonism the inter-Allied cooperation during the Second World War was very complicated and at times extremely tense. Perhaps the most acute disagreement in the relationship between the Allies was the "Second Front" controversy. Despite desperate Soviet demands to open the Second Front as soon as possible, the Western Allies launched a massive cross-channel operation in the northwestern Europe only in June 1944. This thesis analyses the reasons of why it took the western powers so long to organize and execute such an operation and its implications for the post-war order. The detailed analysis of the grand strategy during the Second World War is one of the ways to comprehend the violent 20th Century amid the carnage of the 21st Century and its own problems of grand strategy.

Grand Strategy and Military Alliances

Grand Strategy and Military Alliances
Author : Peter Mansoor
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 408
Release : 2016-02-09
ISBN 10 : 9781107136021
ISBN 13 : 1107136024
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Strategy and Military Alliances Book Description:

A broad-ranging study of the relationship between alliances and the conduct of grand strategy, examined through historical case studies.

Politics Markets and Grand Strategy

Politics  Markets  and Grand Strategy
Author : Lars S. Skålnes
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0472110314
ISBN 13 : 9780472110315
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Markets and Grand Strategy Book Description:

Why do states sometimes discriminate in favor of certain states and at other times choose to pursue nondiscriminatory policies? In answering these questions, Lars S. Sklnes stresses the international political importance of foreign economic policy, arguing that trade, foreign investment, and foreign aid policies are strategic instruments great powers use to manage political and military relations with allies and adversaries. Sklnes explains changes in foreign economic policy in terms of shifting strategic assessments regarding the importance of military support from allies. When states need military support from their allies to meet threats to their security, they will adopt discriminatory foreign economic policies in an attempt to strengthen alliance relations. When states can go it alone without military support, by contrast, they will not pursue foreign economic policies that discriminate in favor of either allies or other countries. Discriminatory policies, Skalnes argues, are important strategic instruments for several reasons. First, they can be used to tie countries to a military alliance. Second, they are useful as signals of intention. Third, discriminatory policies may strengthen an ally militarily by increasing the economic resources available for military purposes. Sklnes provides detailed accounts of the grand strategies of Germany (1879-1914), France (1887-1914), Great Britain (1919-1939), and the United States (1945-1967). Politics, Markets, and Grand Strategy will be important reading for scholars and students in the fields of national security studies, international political economy, and economic history, and to economists working on problems associated with foreign investment and trade generally and customs union theory and discriminatory trade agreements specifically. Lars S. Sklnes is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon.

The Second Front Grand Strategy And Civil Military Relations Of Western Allies And The USSR 1938 1945

The Second Front  Grand Strategy And Civil Military Relations Of Western Allies And The USSR  1938 1945
Author : Captain Denys Schur
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages : 71
Release : 2014-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9781782898177
ISBN 13 : 1782898174
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Front Grand Strategy And Civil Military Relations Of Western Allies And The USSR 1938 1945 Book Description:

The debate about grand strategy in the Second World War has scarcely ended even in the 21st Century. The present study examines the classical issue of the grand strategy in Europe and the anti-Hitler coalition as concerns the US-UK-Soviet exchange about the Second Front. The great phenomenon of the Second World War was the creation of an unprecedented military alliance between the western powers and the Soviet Union. Due to mutual antagonism, inter-Allied cooperation during the Second World War was very complicated and at times extremely tense. Perhaps the most acute disagreement in the relationship between the Allies was the “Second Front” controversy. Despite desperate Soviet demands to open the Second Front as soon as possible, the Western Allies launched a massive cross-channel operation in the northwestern Europe only in June 1944. This thesis analyses the reasons why it took the western powers so long to organize and execute such an operation and its implications for the post-war order. The detailed analysis of the grand strategy during the Second World War is one of the ways to comprehend the violent 20th Century amid the carnage of the 21st Century and its own problems of grand strategy.

The Origins of the Grand Alliance

The Origins of the Grand Alliance
Author : William T. Johnsen
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages : 438
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN 10 : 9780813168364
ISBN 13 : 0813168368
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Grand Alliance Book Description:

On December 12, 1937, Japanese aircraft sank the American gunboat Panay, which was anchored in the Yangtze River outside Nanjing, China. Although the Japanese apologized, the attack turned American public opinion against Japan, and President Roosevelt dispatched Captain Royal Ingersoll to London to begin conversations with the British admiralty about Japanese aggression in the Far East. While few Americans remember the Panay Incident, it established the first links in the chain of Anglo-American military collaboration that eventually triumphed in World War II. In The Origins of the Grand Alliance, William T. Johnsen provides the first comprehensive analysis of military collaboration between the United States and Great Britain before the Second World War. He sets the stage by examining Anglo-French and Anglo-American coalition military planning from 1900 through World War I and the interwar years. Johnsen also considers the formulation of policy and grand strategy, operational planning, and the creation of the command structure and channels of communication. He addresses vitally important logistical and materiel issues, particularly the difficulties of war production. Military conflicts in the early twenty-first century continue to underscore the increasing importance of coalition warfare for historian and soldier alike. Drawn from extensive sources and private papers held in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, Johnsen's exhaustively researched study refutes the idea that America was the naive junior partner in the coalition and casts new light on the US-UK "special relationship."

Alignment Alliance and American Grand Strategy

Alignment  Alliance  and American Grand Strategy
Author : Zachary Selden
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Total Pages : 249
Release : 2016-07-27
ISBN 10 : 9780472130009
ISBN 13 : 0472130005
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alignment Alliance and American Grand Strategy Book Description:

Joining the debates about preserving US military power abroad, Selden recommends encouraging security alliances

The Second World War Alliance politics and grand strategy

The Second World War  Alliance politics and grand strategy
Author : Jeremy Black
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Company
Total Pages : 443
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105129809534
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second World War Alliance politics and grand strategy Book Description:

World War II defined the 20th century and shaped the contemporary world; from the decolonization of Africa to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. This work offers an overview of this complex and volatile era, taking into account the political, economic and social factors, as well as military circumstances of the road to war and its consequences.

A Misunderstood Partnership

A Misunderstood Partnership
Author : Max Anders Von Bargen
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2020
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1224351278
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Misunderstood Partnership Book Description:

My dissertation explores the influence of British and American grand strategy on the Anglo-American military alliance from 1981-1991 and analyzes the notion of a “Special Relationship” between the two states. Drawing heavily on primary source documents from British and American governmental archives, I analyze the alliance’s performance in the Polish Solidarity crisis, the Falklands War, the second deployment of the Multinational Force in Lebanon, the American invasion of Grenada, the American bombing of Libya in 1986, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, and, of course, the Cold War.