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No naval command has done more than the Seventh Fleet to defend and promote American interests in Asia. This “fighting fleet” was in the forefront of U.S. forces involved in the Pacific campaigns of World War II and the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Arabian Gulf. In the last half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century, the Seventh Fleet has stood as a bulwark against aggression and partnered with America’s Asian allies to maintain peace and stability in this vital region. Whether combating conventional forces, guerrillas, insurgents,, pirates, or terrorists, Seventh Fleet Sailors have routinely displayed exceptional courage and dedication, serving also as ambassadors for America’s core values of freedom, democracy, free market enterprise, and respect for human rights.
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Author Edward J. Marolda completed a 40-year career as a Navy historian in the federal government. He received a BA in History from Pennsylvania Military College, served as a U.S. Army officer in the Republic of Vietnam, and completed advanced degrees at Georgetown University (MA) and George Washington University (PhD). He has authored or coauthored several works, including Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War; By Sea, Air, and Land: An Illustrated History of the United States Navy and the War in Southeast Asia; The U.S. Navy in the Korean War (editor), and The Approaching Storm: Conflict in Asia, 1945–1965. He teaches at Georgetown University on the topic of the Cold War.
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Book Description Dept. of the Navy, 2012. Soft cover. Condition: New. New. Pristine, unmarked. Large format paperback (original printing, not a cheap facsimile). History and chronology of US Seventh Fleet from 7 December 1941 to 23 November 2010, MacArthur's Navy through Terrorists, Pirates, and Weapons Proliferators. Illustrated in color and black-and-white. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 016632