U.S. Military History Review is a peer-reviewed e-journal that publishes scholarly articles on the military history of the United States. 

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Articles: 


Reactions and Non-Reactions: Lessons of the Korean War and the Public Debate over Containment and American National Military Strategy, 1950-1955 

Hal M. Friedman ………………………………………………………………………… 3 


Target Taiwan: Bombing Japan’s Model Colony 

Eric Setzekorn …………………………………………………………………………… 25 


Noteworthy Document: 


Admiral William S. Pye’s 1943 Evaluation of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13-15, 1942. 

James A. Smith ………………………………………………………………………….. 44 


Revisiting the Classics: 


What was Mahan really saying? A Re-visitation of the Naval Theorist’s Classic Work, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 

John T. Kuehn ………………………………………………………………………….. 66 




Altar of Ego: Personal Politics and the Loss of Fort Fisher

Joshua Shiver …………………………………………………………………………… 3


Back to the Cold War: The U.S. Army after Vietnam

Ingo Trauschweizer ……………………………………………………………………... 18


U.S. Cavalry Operations in the Philippine War, 1899-1902

Duane C. Young ………………………………………………………………………… 38



If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please consult our Guidelines for Submission. We welcome manuscripts from both new and established historians as well as graduate students. Prospective book reviewers should contact Dr. David Ulbrich at djulbrich@usmhg.org.

To submit books for review, please see our Guidelines for Publishers.

Thank you for your support!


Sincerely,


Dr. Alexander M. Bielakowski, Editor-in-Chief 

Dr. David Ulbrich, Book Review Editor

Dr. Rae Bielakowski, Managing Editor


Editorial Board

Dr. William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University 

Dr. M. Kathryn Barbier, Mississippi State University 

Col. Robert Ehlers, Ph.D., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Center for Security Studies, Angelo State University

CAPT C.C. Felker, Ph.D., U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Academy

Dr. Christopher R. Gabel, Emeritus

COL Jonathan M. House, Ph.D., U.S.A.R. (Ret.), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

LTC John W. Mountcastle, Ph.D., U.S. Army, (Ret.), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College 

Dr. Ethan S. Rafuse, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Dr. Mark Smith, Fort Valley State University

Dr. Bobby Wintermute, Queens College, CUNY