The U.S. Navy's Great White Fleet served a foreign policy purpose in 1907

Lohr, Thomas
March 2006
Military History;Mar2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p64
The article focuses on the Great White Fleet, a demonstration of battleships to overwhelm any enemy suggested by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907. The relationship of the country with Japan has deteriorated following the Russo-Japanese War. The demonstration represented the ability of the country to project military strength on a global scale. It emphasizes the significance of the move.


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