He said that he had never really fully appreciated what operations in France would mean the different type of training of German divisions as opposed to the rawt traiining American divisions and to most of our new divisions. He could not appreciate the Germans could reinforce the point of attack some three to four times faster than we could, nor would he understand that until the Mediterranean was open again we should always suffer from a crippling shortage of sea
The allied strategy for victory was forged after much planning and debate. The early planners had to know the end state before they could devise the plan. Much of the allied concepts were influenced by classical theorists Clausewitz and Sun Tzu. The allied application of sea power followed the ideas of Julian Corbett and the airpower strategy would have been welcomed by Giulio Douhet. The Casablanca conference was the most important allied meeting because it formalized the plan to defeat Germany.
The situation is complicated by the Article 5 of the NATO Charter, which indicates that an attack on one member of the Alliance should be seen as an attack on all. This increases the risk of the United States are involved in conflicts that do not have any relations to them. To date, in the Alliance are not so many countries that can independently conduct combat operations or repel aggression. At one time, hold a successful military operation without direct military support to NATO could only Great Britain, crushed an Argentine force in the Falklands War in the early 1980s. Do not forget about the largest economy, the United States and carry the "lion's share" of costs for financing the NATO, whereby openly used by many other members of the Alliance.
This was because they had quickly realized that the Soviets had separated themselves from them to spread communism. However, this all changed when both sides had to build a defense system around themselves by creating alliances. It was a way of proving that they were strong and if they were ever messed with they could easily destroy the other. On the United States side were Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom to form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as NATO. This treaty was created on April 4, 1949 and declared that if any of its members states were in danger, then all of the other member states must contribute to protecting that country.
NATO: Joint Operations In the years following the Second World War, a new superpower began to emerge that had conflicting ideals with the United States and Western Europe, the Soviet Union. As a result of Soviet military might, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 1949 to counter and deter Soviet military aggression. The original treaty included 12 nations from North American and Western Europe, today, the number of member nations has grown to 29 with the three largest contributors being the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. NATO is a strategic military alliance with a specific mission set and through its 69 years of history, has utilized joint operations between nations to prevent war and when need be, used
Alliances are nations that team up and help one another for a common goal, especially countries during a war. Alliances were designed to keep the peace, but not when rival alliances are formed (Causes of World War 1 Handout, pg 3 & 4). The Schlieffen Plan, created in 1905 by General count Alfred von Schlieffen, was a German war plan. The plan stated that Germany was to attack France then Russia to avoid war on two fronts. This of course got the French and the Russians mad so they teamed up and became apart of the alliance, the Triple Entente.
When America joined World War I, due to America’s economic strength, it helped to solve the financial problems of the Allies and hence win the war of attrition by defeating the financially exhausted Germany. However, had America not joined the war, Britain might have succumbed to financial problems. It was known at that time that the British was struggling to keep up with military expenditures, even with booming trade with America. If America had not joined the war, the Allies might have lost the war without the backing of America’s vast economic strength. Before 1917, the neutrality of America was kept stable under the helm of Woodrow Wilson, who was determined to keep America out of the war.
This means that despite the impacts of the war, many in America still believed that America’s role (and the best way to achieve its interests) was by leaving other nations alone. This is because the war was extremely unpopular. Many Americans did not trust that President Wilson campaigned for reelection on a platform of anti-war, but then got the United States involved. They also distrusted that he had promised a just peace in his fourteen point plan, but ended up with secret land deals and a punishing Treaty of Versailles, as opposed to a rehabilitory treaty. As a result, the irreconcilables in Congress voted multiple times to strike down the League of Nations.
This would mean absolving NATO , because by the very idea NATO uses its influence to sway countries to go the way that NATO believes is good not what is right . Imperialism is not a bad thing but it is used to often as a tool of control and not as a tool of aid . America has come along way from the dealing with the natives to helping and aiding countries like Iraq . So maybe if this trend continues that more countries while adopt the aiding side of imperialism over the controlling side of imperialism . Because only through the aid and help of mankind can we as a race can go
France would reduce the size of their armed forces only under the condition that Germany terminates and seizes all of their threats towards France. In 1933, there was a conference held by the League about global disarmament. Hitler had planned on increasing the size of his army from the 100,000 men mark