An Admiral Diplomat in Command

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:
An Admiral Diplomat in Command

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This chapter examines the appointment of Admiral Mark Bristol as Commander in Chief of the Asiatic Fleet in China. It discusses Bristol's professional experience, including his tenure as high commissioner in Turkey and as commander of U.S. naval forces in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Bristol's appointment started speculations that he would replace John MacMurray as U.S. Minister to China. This chapter also discusses the differences between Bristol and MacMurray's stand concerning the presence of American marines in China.

Keywords: Mark Bristol; Asiatic Fleet; John MacMurray; China; diplomat

Chapter.  12091 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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