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The Navy in the Far East

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813032887
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038223 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0001
The Navy in the Far East

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This chapter examines the deployment of the U.S. Navy Asiatic Fleet in the Far East during the years between the world wars. It was deployed not as an instrument of war but for diplomatic purposes. Its missions were to cooperate with the Army in defense of the Philippines against a Japanese attack and to protect American persons, property, and other interests in China.

Keywords: U.S. Navy; Asiatic Fleet; Far East; world wars; interwar period; Philippines; Japanese attack; China

Chapter.  11499 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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