The pacific war "Victory" through "Annihilation" : two theories of naval warfare in collision.
Date of Issue2003
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
In this essay I will look at the guiding concepts of the US and Japanese Navies and how these influenced their thinking, their armaments and their final confrontation in the Pacific War. Can the Imperial Japanese Navy’s (IJN) line of action and eventual at the hands of the US fleet be explained by reference to the sea power theories of Alfred Thayer Mahan and Sir Julian Corbett.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Military and naval science::Strategy
Nanyang Technological University