During the early 20th century, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leaders studied ways to defend America, win fleet battles, and seize beachheads but ignored a key emerging method of conducting military operations: sustained overseas expeditionary warfare.
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James C. Bradford is a professor of history at Texas A&M and a respected specialist in American maritime, naval, and military history in the early national period of American history. He is the editor of many books on military history, including Quarterdeck and Bridge. He lives in College Station, TX.
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