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U.S. Military Infighting (Center): The U.S. Navy forced the admiral to rebel

U.S. Military Infighting (Center): The U.S. Navy forced the admiral to rebel

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Last time we talked about the U.S. Navy and Army’s fighting style in World War II, there was a third party in World War II who was full of resentment, and that was the Marine Corps. Although the Marine Corps was not yet an independent service, it also had a long history of working with the U.S. Navy on various landing missions, and it was naturally successful to serve as a pioneer in the Pacific War.

The problem is that the Navy is dependent, the Army is reared by the queen, and the Marine Corps is not.

You think, the Marines are taking money from the Navy’s budget, and the Navy is naturally not looking good; the Marines do work with the Army, and the Army is certainly not happy.

So when World War II broke out, the U.S. Marine Corps suddenly found that they were doing the most dangerous work, against the Japanese artillery to seize the beach landing, equipped with grandparents’ weapons. What Springfield 1903 rifle, Browning heavy machine gun ah, all behind the next-door army equipment at least one era. The problem of the U.S. Marine Corps’ equipment lag was not resolved until during the Gulf War, when the Marines had to use the Army’s phased-out M60 tanks, which were not as good on paper as Iraq’s T-72.

It’s just that the Army doesn’t equip well, and the problem is that the Navy dad isn’t reliable either. On August 7, 1942, the first division of the Marine Corps, which had been assembled in a hurry, successfully boarded the island of Gua, which was occupied by the Japanese, thinking that this was a good thing, did not expect the first aircraft carrier formation to withdraw without a cover, and the next night the famous Savoy Island naval battle broke out, the U.S. Navy escort fleet was defeated, the landing fleet that lost cover was forced to evacuate.

On the third morning, officers and soldiers of the Marine Corps’ 1st Division looked hopelessly at the empty beach. Many veterans later painfully recalled, “Where’s our fleet?” Are we abandoned? ”

Even after losing most of its supplies, the Marines’ 1st Division held on to Gua Island. Thus the Marines are called “loyal two-legged beasts” and the slogan is “Fight the worst with the worst equipment.” But the meaning is that the slur is derogatory, their own experience …

In 1947, the United States formed a third army based on the Army Air Corps, which is the U.S. Air Force. As soon as the Air Force was established, it showed its teeth to the Big Brother Navy in the battle for military spending.

At a time when the U.S. Navy and Air Force were fighting for control of a nuclear strike mission, Durritt, an air force hero who once struck Tokyo, declared that “the Navy is out of date, and strategic bombers and nuclear weapons can sink all naval warships in an instant.”

And the Air Force is divided from the Army, and senior U.S. military officials such as Army-born Marshall and Eisenhower are fully supportive of the Air Force, with the new U.S. Defense Secretary, John Johnson, even declaring that there is no reason to keep the Navy and Marine Corps.

In this atmosphere, on April 23, 1049, the newly approved supercarrier “United States” was cancelled. The U.S. Navy saw the incident as a disgrace that “the U.S. Air Force sank the Navy’s aircraft carrier.”

Several senior naval officials, including the then secretary of the navy, resigned in anger, and the first U.S. defense chief, Admiral Forrest, even jumped to his death. The history of the U.S. military “admiral rebellion” incident broke out, a large number of senior admirals directly to Johnson and the U.S. Air Force, when really how hard to hear how to scold, and even set up a secret team responsible for fabricating false material denigrating the Air Force. Colonel Aly Burke, now the Aegis destroyer of the Aegis class, was responsible for fabricating the Air Force’s black material.

Seeing the situation getting more and more out of control, U.S. President Truman decided to “cut the knife.” He ordered more than 10 senior admirals to “retire early” and nearly 200 were removed from their posts. The worst infighting between the U.S. military species ended in a complete failure of the Navy.

But did the U.S. Navy really lose? That’s naïve. Soon after the Korean War broke out, the U.S. military, which had rushed to join the war, was particularly bad in the early days of the Korean War. In particular, practice has proved that the U.S. Air Force can not cover the world, they advocate strategic bombers and nuclear bombs are not easy to use, but the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier aircraft flexible and convenient.

So a new generation of supercarriers soon re-entered the game, and the U.S. Navy pulled back into the city in silence.

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