Accession Number:

AD0761570

Title:

American Expeditionary Forces between the World Wars.

Descriptive Note:

Monograph,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-12

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The study covers in considerable detail the historical events and circumstances surrounding American military intervention in the internal affairs of Russia and Nicaragua. Background information was obtained from appropriate texts, military records and reports, unit histories, reports of Congressional hearings, the Congressional Record, and unpublished manuscripts from the Military History Research Collection. This history traces President Wilsons dilema as pressure is applied by the Allies for American supported intervention in Russia after the collapse of the Eastern Front in 1971. Wilson finally succumbs, and American troops are landed in Archangel and Vladivostok to take part in an ill fated intervention. American troops are later withdrawn from combat in the face of disaster and bitter opposition on the home front. American involvement in Nicaragua is traced from early conflicts with Britain for supremacy in Central America to the second American intervention during the civil war of 1926. The complicated involvement of the US Marines and American capital to solve Nicaraguan problems is stressed. The study also develops the conflict between the Congress and the administration in both interventions over the war powers of the executive. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE