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US assessments of Japanese ground warfare tactics and the Army’s campaigns in the Pacific theaters, 1943-45: lessons learned and methods applied

Ford, D 2009, 'US assessments of Japanese ground warfare tactics and the Army’s campaigns in the Pacific theaters, 1943-45: lessons learned and methods applied' , War in History, 16 (3) .

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Abstract

The article examines the evolution of US intelligence assessments of the Imperial Japanese Army's tactical methods during the Pacific War, and explains how the resulting perceptions influenced the development of American doctrine for fighting the Japanese. It argues that US evaluations of the Japanese were characterized primarily by the need to gain a realistic understanding of enemy fighting capabilities, coupled with a realization of the need to improve the army's techniques for fighting a successful campaign.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Journal or Publication Title: War in History
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0968-3445
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 16:33
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:18
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/19101

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