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Island at WarPuerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War$
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Jorge Rodríguez "Beruff and José L. Bolivar "Fresneda

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461640

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.001.0001

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Rediscovering Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: US Strategic Debate and War Planning on the Eve of the Second World War

Rediscovering Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: US Strategic Debate and War Planning on the Eve of the Second World War

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(p.3) Rediscovering Puerto Rico and the Caribbean: US Strategic Debate and War Planning on the Eve of the Second World War
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Island at War
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Jorge Rodríguez Beruff

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.003.0001

Jorge Rodríguez Beruff discusses the intensification of U.S. strategic debate war planning related to the Caribbean between 1938 and 1941, in the face of European and Japanese expansionism. During this time an intense strategic debate took place in civilian and military circles regarding the defense policies the US should adopt in view of impending (and, later, actual) war in Europe and Japanese expansionism in the Asia-Pacific region. This debate was, to a large extent, conducted in public. It signified the gradual waning of the pacifist and neutralist consensus of the pre-1938 period, during which intellectual and political critics of US participation in World War I had been extremely influential.

Keywords:   FDR, Panamá Canal, Puerto Rico, Second World War, William D. Leahy

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