- Title Pages
- A Note on Transliteration
- Chapter 1 Wartime Organizational Changes in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter 2 Initial Challenges: Postwar and Demobilization Planning
- Chapter 3 The Navy and Unification
- Chapter 4 The National Security act Achieved
- Chapter 5 Preparing for a New Enemy
- Chapter 6 War Ends in the Pacific
- Chapter 7 Troubles Emerge in Postwar China, 1945–1946
- Chapter 8 Assessing and Responding to the Soviet Naval Threat
- Chapter 9 Adjusting to the National Military Establishment
- Chapter 10 Living in “Interesting Times”<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter 11 Slugging It Out on Capitol Hill
- Chapter 12 Events in the Western Pacific
- Chapter 13 Troubles on the Korean Peninsula
- Chapter 14 Deciding to Fight
- Chapter 15 Defending NATO Europe: Planning During the Initial Stages
- Chapter 16 The Eisenhower National Security Structure
- Chapter 17 Rethinking National Strategy
- Chapter 18 Coping with the New Look
- Chapter 19 A Crisis Abroad and a CNO's Departure
- Primary Sources
- Secondary Sources
War Ends in the Pacific
War Ends in the Pacific
- (p.118) Chapter 6 War Ends in the Pacific
- From Hot War to Cold
- Stanford University Press
This chapter focuses on the end of the Pacific War in 1945 and the political upheaval that occurred in its wake. It discusses events in China on the eve of Japan's surrender; the Soviet Union's refusal to accept the end of the conflict without achieving specific geopolitical goals in Asia; U.S. Navy actions in Chinese and Korean waters; and American landings in North China. Because of the sudden nature of Japan's surrender in the Pacific War, U.S. and Allied occupation planning had been much less deliberate than was efficacious. In regard to China in particular, increasing American doubts about the geopolitical objectives of the Soviet Union on the Asiatic mainland complicated U.S. planning for postwar aid to that war-ravaged country.
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