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Author Hone, Trent, author

Title Learning war : the evolution of fighting doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945 / Trent Hone
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in naval history and sea power
Studies in naval history and sea power.
Contents Prologue: complex adaptive systems and military doctrine -- A professional officer corps -- The gunnery system -- Plans and doctrine before World War I -- The interwar learning system -- Heuristics at guadalcanal -- The CIC -- Victory in the Pacific -- Epilogue: the cost of war
Summary "Learning War examines the U.S. Navy's doctrinal development from 1898-1945 and explains why the Navy in that era was so successful as an organization at fostering innovation. Trent Hone argues that the Navy created a sophisticated learning system in the early years of the twentieth century that led to repeated innovations in the development of surface warfare tactics and doctrine. This book draws profoundly important conclusions that give new insight, not only into how the Navy succeeded in becoming the best naval force in the world, but also into how modern organizations can exploit today's rapid technological and social changes in their pursuit of success."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed March 22, 2021)
Subject United States. Navy -- History -- 20th century
United States. Navy -- Officers -- Training of
United States. Navy
Naval tactics -- Study and teaching -- United States
Military doctrine -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Naval strategy -- History -- 20th century
Naval tactics -- History -- 20th century
1900 - 1999.
Military doctrine.
Armed Forces -- Officers -- Training of
Military doctrine
Naval strategy
Naval tactics
Naval tactics -- Study and teaching
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018016010
ISBN 9781682472941