TITLE

Taking the Dare

AUTHOR(S)
Cutler, Thomas J.
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2011, Vol. 137 Issue 10, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the U.S. Navy after the Civil War. It states that after the civil war, the U.S. Navy was one of the largest in the world and, with its ironclads and advancements in ordnance and engineering, was on the cutting edge of technology. It mentions that the distractions of postwar reconstruction and westward expansion were among the chief causes, but for those who understood that the U.S. was, and always had been, a maritime nation, this decline was unacceptable.
ACCESSION #
66867574

 

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