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From Hot War to Cold – The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955 - Stanford Scholarship Online
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From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Jeffrey G. Barlow


This book discusses the role of the U.S. Navy within the country's national security structure during the first decade of the Cold War from the perspective of the service's senior uniformed officer, the Chief of Naval Operations, and his staff. It examines a variety of issues of the period, including the Army–Navy fight over unification that led to the creation of the National Security Act of 1947, the early postwar fighting in China between the Nationalists and the Communists, the formation of NATO, the outbreak of the Korean War, the decision of the Eisenhower Administration not to intervene ... More

Keywords: U.S. Navy, national security structure, Cold War, senior uniformed officer, Naval Operations, Army–Navy fight, unification, National Security Act, postwar fighting, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804756662
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey G. Barlow, author

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