Millett/maslowski, chapters 8-17



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MILLETT/MASLOWSKI, CHAPTERS 8-17







Virginius Crisis

Indian Wars

Battle of Sand Creek

Krag-Jorgensen

Winchester

Battle of the Little BigHorn

George Crook

National Guard Association

Naval Appropriations Act of 1883

ABCD ships

Benjamin Tracy

Emory Upton

A. T. Mahan

Naval Militia

John M. Schofield

Nelson A. Miles

Maine


Spanish-American War

Adm. Patricio Montojo

Rough Riders

Leonard Wood

George Dewey

Manila Bay

Santiago

William R. Shafter

Joseph Wheeler

El Caney


Kettle Hill

San Juan Heights

Pascual de Cervera

Philippine Insurrection

Emilio Aguinaldo

Elwell S. Otis

Arthur MacArthur

Open Door

“Great White Fleet”

Dreadnought


John R. Holland

Elihu Root

Army General Staff

Dick Act


Browning/Maxim/Lewis guns

Caribbean interventions

Veracruz Expedition

Mexican Expeditionary Force

“Freedom of the Seas”

“Navy second to none”

“Continental Army Plan”

Plattsburg Movement

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

American Expeditionary Force (AEF)

U-boat

Western Front



Erich Ludendorff

Newton Baker

John J. Pershing

Selective Service Act of 1917

Council of National Defense

War Industries Board

William S. Sims

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW)

North Sea Mine Barrage

Espionage Act

Committee on Public Information (CPI)

Peyton Marsh

Aisne-Marne Offensive

Belleau Wood

Lafayette Escadrille

St. Mihiel

Meuse-Argonne Offensive

Washington Naval Disarmament Conf.

National Defense Act of 1920

Officers/Enlisted Reserve Corps

William Mitchell

USS Lexington/Saratoga

War Plan Orange

Douglas MacArthur

George S. Patton, Jr.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Air Corps/USAAF

M-1 Garand

Isoroku Yamamoto

“Two Ocean Navy”

George C. Marshall

Pearl Harbor

“Germany First”

Lend-Lease

Ernest J. King

“Wolfpack”

Joseph W. Stilwill

Bataan


Corregidor

Chester W. Nimitz

Coral Sea

Midway


H. H. “Hap” Arnold

William D. Leahy

Island Hopping

“Arsenal of Democracy”

War Production Board

MAGIC


Enigma/ULTRA

Karl Donitz

Guadalcanal

New Guinea Campaign

Operation Torch

North Africa Campaign

Omar N. Bradley

Erwin Rommel

Kasserine Pass

Sicily Campaign

Italian Campaign

Mark W. Clark

Operation Overlord

Operation Anvil

Marianas Campaign

B-17


Eighth Air Force

P-38/P-47

Operation Pointblank

Philippine Sea

Saipan

Leyte Gulf



Tarawa

Kamikaze


Iwo Jima

Normandy Campaign

Curtis E. LeMay

The Bulge

B-29

Okinawa


Manhattan Project/Atomic bomb

Cold War


Marshall Plan

Strategic Air Command

National Security Act of 1947

Department of Defense

James B. Forrestal

Executive Order 9981

North Atlantic Treaty Org. (NATO)

NSC 68


Korean War

38th Parallel

Pusan Perimeter

ROK/NKPA


Inchon

Yalu River

People’s Liberation Army

Thermonuclear bomb

EUSAK

Matthew B. Ridgway



Iron Triangle

James Van Fleet

Panmunjon

DMZ


IRBM/ICBM

Southeast Asia Treaty Org. (SEATO)

Taiwan

“New Look”



U-2

B-52


Hyman G. Rickover

Polaris

Nike


Ballistic Missile Early Warning Sys. (BMEWS)

Eisenhower Doctrine

“Flexible Response”

Robert S. McNamara

Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM)

U.S. Army Special Forces

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Ho Chi Minh/Trail

Vo Nguyen Giap

Viet Cong (VC)

ARVN/NVA

Mekong Delta

Operation Rolling Thunder

William C. Westmoreland

Maxwell Taylor

CORDS


Khe Sanh

Tet Offensive

Operation Linebacker

War Powers Act

Paris Peace Accords, 1973

MIRV


SALT 1


SUGGESTED ESSAY QUESTIONS
1. The Civil War has been called the first major modern war. Why? Explain fully. Do many of the same criteria apply to the Spanish American War and World War I?
2. Discuss efforts to obtain manpower for the Army in the Civil War, Spanish- American War, World War I and World War II. How were these situations the same or different? What problems were encountered? Be sure to refer to the material in the Millett book. What lessons can we learn from these historical experiences?
3. Compare and contrast the American military experience in Korea and Vietnam. What was the goal in each case? What kind of military answer was devised to meet that goal? What went right, and what went wrong in each conflict? Incorporate material from the readings in both Millett and Chambers books and the videos into your answer.
4. Discuss the technological evolution of any specific type of weapons system from its inception (or colonial times, whichever came first) to the present. Review the different models and their advantages and disadvantages. What was their effect on warfare?
5. Who, in your opinion, was the foremost military commander in American history and why? Explain your answer fully reviewing that individual’s contribution in as well as the factors that made him a success. Be specific and cite examples. Support your answer by explaining in detail why do you think he was greater than any other commander?

6. Compare and contrast the experience of American infantry in battle in both Civil War and World War II. Incorporate the materials from the class discussions and from the Chambers book into your answer. Cite examples.


7. Describe life in and out of battle for the average American infantry soldier in World War I and in World War II and in the Civil War. What accounts for the differences? Be sure to refer to the material in your reading selections for your descriptions and conclusions.
8. The United States has had a remarkable record of military successes in the field over the past 125 years. Why? What factors enabled that success. When the United States experienced failure, what accounted for that? Be specific and cite examples in each case.
9. Despite the existence of war in Europe since 1914, the United States was unprepared when it entered World War I in 1917 both emotionally and militarily. Explain why, citing materials in both Millett and Chambers.
10. In the years following World War I, the United States military made plans for possible future conflicts. Review these plans. Be Specific. Were they adequate for the conflict when World War II occurred? Cite American experiences in World War II to justify your answer.
11. Compare and contrast American combat experiences in World War II and in Vietnam, using materials for the videos, readings, and lectures. Be specific and cite examples.




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