Elleman, Bruce A.

Naval Coalition Warfare : From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom - 1 - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2007. - 1 online resource (268 p.) - eBooks on Demand Cass Series: Naval Policy and History . - Cass Series: Naval Policy and History .

Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 International law and coalition operations; 3 Caging the eagle: Napoleonic War coalitions; 4 Arms races and cooperation: The Anglo-French Crimean War coalition, 1854-1856; 5 The Second Opium War Anglo-French coalition; 6 Seapower and alliances in the era of Bismarck and William II; 7 The triple intervention and the termination of the First Sino-Japanese War; 8 "Dash to Peking": The international naval coalition during the Boxer Uprising in 1900 9 The naval coalition against the Central Powers, 1914-191810 Germany and assorted allies in World War II: Cooperation with the Soviet Union, Spain, Italy, and Japan; 11 Soviet sea denial and the KMT-CCP Civil War in Manchuria, 1945-1949; 12 Changing tides: Naval coalitions and the Vietnam War; 13 The Cold War as a coalition struggle; 14 The maritime element in the 1990-91 Gulf crisis: Drawing on the dividends of half a century of multinational naval operations; 15 Western intervention in Bosnia: Operation Deliberate Force; 16 Coalition warfare over Kosovo 17 Operation Enduring Freedom: Coalition warfare from the sea and on the sea18 The formation of a coalition of the willing and Operation Iraqi Freedom; 19 Conclusions; Bibliography; Index

This is the first scholarly book examining naval coalition warfare over the past two centuries from a multi-national perspective. Containing case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the US, Great Britain, and Australia, it also examines the impact of international law on coalitions. Together these collected essays comprise a comprehensive examination of the most important naval coalitions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapters are arranged chronologically, beginning with the Napoleonic Wars, and ending with the second Gulf War, and each makes use of new research and methodologies to address the creation of the coalition, its actions, and its short- and long-term repercussions. The editors draw contemporary lessons from the book's historical case studies. These findings are used to discuss the likelihood and character of future naval coalition; for example, the likelihood and possible outcome of an anti-PRC coalition in defence of Taiwan.Naval Coalition Warfare will be of great interest to students of naval history, strategic studies, international history and international relations in general.

9780203945322 267.00 (NL),222.50 (3U)


Naval history, Modern.


Electronic books.

D215.N37 2007

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