After a tour of Latin America inthe American diplomat George Kennan wrote a memo despairing that the region would ever achieve a modest degree of economic dynamism, social mobility, or liberal politics.
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The next time we have a big war, I think the Navy will be our armed service that is caught the most flat-footed Nor does any other existing Navy have experience with a full-on attack by an enemy fleet, but the point is well taken.
The last time the US Navy faced an enemy fleet was 75 years ago in the Pacific. We were taken to the woodshed for a sound thrashing. The Japanese Navy outclassed us in every respect except anti-aircraft gunnery.
On our side of the ledger, we had broken their naval code. The Navy used this inside information to conduct guerilla war on the high seas.
Even so, these hit-and-run ambushes rarely came out better than break even and often worse. They counted as victories in the headlines simply because we landed some punches.
Yet our precariously small fleet was being whittled ever smaller with each engagement.
There came a time when we asked the hard-pressed Royal Navy for help. Eventually we won the war in the Pacific because, like a Broadway play, it came in three acts. This was the largest sea battle of all time. The Japanese fleet suffered near-total destruction.
What little was left was mostly damaged, many beyond repair and some sank days later while making their getaway. The survivors went into hiding. In December of when the war started both the US and Japan had six first line aircraft carriers actually deployed.
During the war the Japanese added six fleet carriers, four light carriers and seven escort carriers. Although they were of somewhat less quality than their American counterparts, good enough is the gold standard in war. After the initial engagements of that war there was a brief time when we had only one battle ready carrier at sea in the Pacific.
I recall reading of one Task Group—only part of a Task Force—having fifty-five aircraft carriers of various types assigned to it. One Task Group had nine times our entire carrier fleet at the start of the war. In the Battle of Leyte Gulf mentioned above, the US Navy brought thirty-four carriers to the engagement, losing three small ones.
The Japanese deployed four carriers, total, only one of which was a fleet carrier. Despite fighting with valor, they lost them all, along with twenty-one other warships.
It was, plainly, a rout. In our battleships were standing off the coast of Japan virtually unopposed, reducing industrial areas by direct gunfire. The Japanese could have done the same to our west coast cities as a follow up to their attack on Pearl Harbor, but they were convinced we would withdraw from the Pacific before the week was out.
At the end of the war we had the Navy we wished we had, and could have had, at the beginning. The next big war at sea will be decided in far less than a year, and on an as-is basis. Who will take who to the woodshed?The Frankfurt School, known more appropriately as Critical Theory, is a philosophical and sociological movement spread across many universities around the world.
It was originally located at the Institute for Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung), an attached institute at the Goethe. The Frankfurt School, known more appropriately as Critical Theory, is a philosophical and sociological movement spread across many universities around the world.
It was originally located at the Institute for Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung), an attached institute at the Goethe.
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