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The Navy as a Fighting Machine
What is the navy for? Of what parts should it be composed? What principles should be followed in designing, preparing, and operating it in order to get the maximum return for the money expended? To answer these questions clearly and without technical language is the object of the book. BRADLEY A. FISKE. U. S. NAVAL WAR COLLEGE, NEWPORT, R. I., September 3, 1916. STRATEGIC MAP OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS *** Chapters III and VII were published originally in The U. S. Naval Institute; chapters I, II, IV, V, and VII in The North American Review. PART I GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS WAR AND THE NATIONS Because the question is widely discussed, whether peace throughout the world may be attained by the friendly co-operation of many nations, and because a nation's attitude toward this question may determine its future prosperity or ruin, it may be well to note what has been the trend of the nations hitherto, and whether any forces exist that may reasonably be expected to change that trend. We may then be able to induce from facts the law which that trend obeys, and make a reasonable deduction as to whether or not the world is moving toward peace. If we do this we shall follow the inductive method of modern science, and avoid the error (with its perilous results) of first assuming the law and then deducing conclusions from it. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 17547
Author: Fiske, Bradley A. (Bradley Allen)
Release Date: Jan 18, 2006
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