Alfred Thayer Mahan


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Noun1.Alfred Thayer Mahan - United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)Alfred Thayer Mahan - United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
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ALFRED Thayer Mahan, a strategist defined the importance of Navy and Naval power by saying, 'No nation can become a great world power without a great navy.
Drawing on Chinese literature, including doctrinal publications, books, and journals, and the comments of policymakers, senior military officers, strategists, and scholars, they explore the relationship between commerce, national willpower, and martial skill in defining Chinese sea power and directing Chinese maritime strategy, discussing Alfred Thayer Mahan's sea power theory, the economic and strategic geography of Chinese sea power, its fleet building and tactics, its antiship missiles, and US maritime strategy in Asia.
(6) His protege Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan also considered the problem in one of his earliest writings, in 1879.
Alfred Thayer Mahan's seminal work, The Influence of Seapower Upon History, created a "navalistic" faction of civilian and military leaders that understood the future of the country to be determined by seapower, which was defined as a combination of a powerful fleet, overseas bases to support worldwide fleet operations, and a merchant marine for trade.
Among the earliest and most influential of Green's strategic heroes, none stand taller than Alfred Thayer Mahan, the tireless advocate of sea power, along with his intellectual admirer and passionate implementer, Theodore Roosevelt.
This approach reflected the views of the thinker Green most admires, and who influences his own approach to the region, the nineteenth century naval officer, historian and strategist of sea power, Alfred Thayer Mahan. Mahan, Green writes, provided "the first comprehensive grand strategic concept for the United States and the Pacific--harnessing diplomatic, ideational, military, and economic tools in pursuit of national interests" (p.
Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was an American naval officer who became the most influential historian and proponent of sea power.
In 1890, rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, while stationed in Lima, Peru, published one of the most influential books in the American naval military psyche: The Influence of Sea Power upon history, 1660-1783.
One interesting omission is the failure to even mention Alfred Thayer Mahan's early twentieth century theory of sea control.
In the late nineteenth century, however, Alfred Thayer Mahan, the famed American theorist of naval warfare, introduced two ways one could combine theory and history to improve officer judgment: an introduction to principles of war and a demonstration of military genius.
Alfred Thayer Mahan advanced another theory of geo-strategy, suggesting that 'Whoever controls the world oceans controls the world'.
According to Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783, translated by a Chinese scholar in 2004, the translator drew a three-line configuration including a third island chain, which included the Hawaiian Islands.