Edward S. Miller
- Title: War Plan Orange: The U. S. Strategy To Defeat Japan, 1897-1945
- Author: Edward S. Miller
- ISBN: 9780870217593
- Page: 267
- Format: Hardcover
An in depth look at the evolution of America s top secret plan to wrest control of the Pacific from Japan and destroy its economic and military might.
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Miller’s “War Plan Orange” is an important read for someone interested in the roots of the Great Pacific War’s grand strategy. I particularly liked the insight it gave into the more than 35-years of fitful planning that the US Navy gave to their highest priority challenge. However, Miller’s focus is primarily one of ‘organizational behavior’. It goes into great detail over the personalities and when they contributed to the plan. It also documents the internal tension between Naval [...]
Great overall synopsis. Compliment with "The War Beneath the Sea" by Peter Padfield.
Looking at the future with perfect foresight is the goal of every planner. So it is with the perfect hindsight of the historian that Edward Miller chronicles the war planner's challenge in "War Plan Orange," detailing how the US Navy figured out its strategy for defeating Japan. The necessity for war planning became apparent after the Spanish-American War, when the United States acquired Guam and the Phillipines in addition to Hawaii and Samoa. But plan for what? Hypothetical scenarios did not c [...]
An interesting and fairly detailed look at the US Navy's planning for a war with Japan, and how their various Plans Orange evolved over the decades due to technology and shifts in the world situation. (The war contingency plans were color-coded, e.g Plan Red for a war against Great Britain. Japan was Orange).The book also briefly analyzes the actual 1941-1945 war in the perspective of the final plans, and the participation of many admirals who had helped write the plans. (Adm. Kimmel, the ill-fa [...]
A meaty, detailed history of the various plans developed by the US military (sometimes by the Navy, sometimes jointly between the Army and Navy) to fight Japan in the Pacific. The history ranges from the early 1900s (just after the conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War) through the end of World War II. At the end of the book Mr. Miller draws comparisons between the conduct of the US war in the Pacific and the various Plans Orange, and shows both how the actual war mimics and deviated from the pre [...]
This is a good view of the planning that went into the US response to Japanese agression in the Western Pacific. It's a good view of how institutions deal with prospective threats, and how personalities can have so much influence on such plans. It certainly is long, but doesn't get too bogged down in minutae.A great source for understanding the Navy's outlook at the beginning of the Second World War.
Sometimes I like reading about peacetime military services almost as much as their wartime activity. This is one of them, as it looks at the continually revised or updated plans the US Navy made to fight the Japanese.
Unparalleled in detail and depth of source material. While not told as a rip-roaring yarn, it is nonetheless compelling. Look no further to come to grips with the why and where of US strategy in the Pacific.
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