What was the Revolt of the Admirals?

Introduction The “Revolt of the Admirals” was a policy and funding dispute within the United States government during the Cold War in 1949, involving a number of retired and active-duty United States Navy admirals. These included serving officers Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, Chief of Naval Operations, and Vice Admiral Gerald F. Bogan, as well as… Read More

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What was Operation Vengeance (1943)?

Introduction Operation Vengeance was the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 18 April 1943, during the Solomon Islands campaign in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was killed on Bougainville Island when his transport bomber… Read More

Atheist vs Non-Atheist…

“An atheist could not be as great a military leader as one who is not an atheist.” Thomas H. Moorer (1912 to 2004) Thomas Hinman Moorer was a US Navy admiral, chief of naval operations (1967-70) and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1970-74) during the Vietnam War. A naval aviator in World War… Read More

Hit What…

“Hit hard, hit first, hit often.” Admiral Halsey (1882 to 1959) William Frederick Halsey, Junior, also known as Bull Halsey, was a US naval commander who led vigorous campaigns in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He was a leading exponent of warfare using carrier-based aircraft and became known for his daring tactics.

Sleeping & Smitten…

“A military man can scarcely pride himself on having ‘smitten a sleeping enemy’; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.” Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku (1884 to 1943), speaking about Pearl Harbour in 1942 Yamamoto, original name Takano Isoroku, was a Japanese naval officer who conceived of the surprise attack on the… Read More

Sweat & Bleed and Peace & War…

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” Hyman George Rickover (1900 to 1986) A US Admiral and engineer who developed the world’s first nuclear-powered engines and the first atomic-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, launched in 1954. He then went on to supervise plans for harnessing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.… Read More