This is the first scholarly book examining naval coalition warfare over the past two centuries from a multi-national perspective.
Containing case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the US, Great Britain, and Australia, it also examines the impact of international law on coalitions. Together these collected essays comprise a comprehensive examination of the most important naval coalitions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapters are arranged chronologically, beginning with the Napoleonic Wars, and ending with the second Gulf War, and each makes use of new research and methodologies to address the creation of the coalition, its actions, and its short- and long-term repercussions.
The editors draw contemporary lessons from the book’s historical case studies. These findings are used to discuss the likelihood and character of future naval coalition; for example, the likelihood and possible outcome of an anti-PRC coalition in defence of Taiwan.
Naval Coalition Warfare will be of great interest to students of naval history, strategic studies, international history and international relations in general.
Table of Contents
Foreword John Hattendorf. Introduction Elleman/Paine. International Law and Coalition Operations Capt. Jane Dalton Case Studies 1. Caging the Eagle: Napoleonic War Coalitions Steve Ross 2. Military Co-operation and arms Competition: The Anglo-French Naval Coalition of 1853-56 Andrew Lambert 3. Second Opium War Anglo-French Coalition Douglas Hurd 4. Sea Power and Alliances in the Era of Bismarck and William II Larry Sondhaus 5. Dash to Peking: The International Naval Forces during the Boxer Uprising in 1900 Thomas Otte 6. The Naval Coalition against the Central Powers, 1914-1918 Paul Halpern 7. Sino-Soviet Naval Cooperation and Competition in the Second United Front and Beyond, 1937-1949 Bruce Elleman 8. Germany and Assorted Allies in World War II: Cooperation with the Soviet Union, Italy, Romania, and Japan Gerhard Weinberg 9. Sino-Soviet-North Korean Coalition in the Korean War Sally Paine 10. Reluctant Allies: The U.S.-Led Coalition in the Vietnam War Ed Marolda 11. The Cold War as a Coalition Struggle Brad Lee 12. The Maritime Element in the 1990-91 Gulf Crisis: Drawing on the dividends of Half a Century of Multinational Naval Cooperation James Goldrick 13. Western Intervention in Bosnia, 1995 Charles Ingrao 14. Keeping the Allies in Operation Allied Force Andrew Stigler 15. Operation Enduring Freedom: Coalition Warfare from the Sea Robert Schneller 16. Coalition Politics in Operation Iraqi Freedom David Crist Conclusions Elleman/Paine
Bruce Elleman is an Associate Professor in the Maritime History Department at the US Naval War College. He is author of Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 (Routledge, 2001), and co-editor, with Chris Bell, of Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective (Frank Cass, 2003).
Sarah C.M. Paine is an Associate Professor in the Strategy & Policy Department at the US Naval War College