Sea Power and Maritime Affairs. Lesson 17: The Navy in the Early Cold War, 1945-1953. Learning Objectives. Comprehend the development of new strategies and weapons systems, in terms of competition for resources within the DOD and within the Navy., in the High Cold War.
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Lesson 17: The Navy in the Early Cold War,
- Program cancelled by 1964.
USS Forrestal (CVA 59)
USS George Washington (SSBN-598)
Father of the Nuclear Navy
USS Nautilus (SSN 571)
USS Enterprise (CVAN 65)
USS Long Beach (CGN 9)
Japanese occupation - WW II.
1945: Ho Chi Minh founds Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Reoccupied by French forces.
1947: Vietnamese war for independence begins.
Vietnamese rural population supports Vietminh communists while French control cities.
France appeals to U.S. for support.
Truman approves military aid to French forces.
1954: Dien Bien Phu - French surrender to Vietminh.
Eisenhower refuses to aid French with carrier strikes.
Operation “Passage to Freedom”
Vietnam divided between communist North and South.
U.S. military advisors to South Vietnam.Indochina
The George Washington, launched June 9, 1959, was the Navy's 1st submarine in Nov. 1960 to deploy the solid-fuel Polaris missile with one-megaton warhead
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