The World's Not Enough

Kevin Brent


Second World War

The perfect WW II navy

As Germany learned very painfully during World War II, no super-power can be a global super-power, without a large, powerful navy. For fighting a World War II style conflict, there is only one perfect navy, the US Navy. Not only... Continue Reading →

The perfect WW II army

If one had to fight a World War II style conflict on land, the army would have to be capable of solid defense of territory, but also capable of advancing across vast tracts of land, doing so quickly, and as... Continue Reading →

The perfect WW II air force

If one had to fight a conflict World War II style, with World War II weaponry, they'd want the best the 1939-45 Era had to offer. Much of the war's early weaponry was outclassed entirely when it ended. So, a... Continue Reading →

Was unconditional surrender the right policy against the Axis?

At the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, President Franklin D. Roosevelt unilaterally declared the Allied policy of unconditional surrender, against the Axis Alliance. Though Churchill was officially on board with this policy after the conference, he had serious reservations. Churchill’s next... Continue Reading →

Essex Class Carriers

America’s biggest naval engineering success to emerge from World War II, were the Essex Class aircraft carriers. They outclassed any contemporary sized carriers in the world, with the exception of the Royal Navy’s Implacable Class. The Essex Class design was... Continue Reading →

The first super carrier

The very first super aircraft carrier was not built by United States. It was Imperial Japan's 70,000 tonne Shinano built during World War II. Though she met a quick, humiliating end without ever seeing battle.   Japan originally intended to... Continue Reading →

Lack & misuse of naval power by the Axis

While Germany, Japan and Italy all fielded large land armies, and powerful air forces, the biggest oversight by all three was in the proper development, and use of naval power. Germany The biggest naval warfare failure. Germany had built highly... Continue Reading →

Nagumo’s fatal mistake

Four factors won the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942. US Navy cryptographers cracked Japanese naval code; The damaged carrier Yorktown made fit so soon after the Battle of Coral Sea; US air strikes from Midway Island scattering Nagumo's... Continue Reading →

China’s Rommel tactic

Some of you may wonder why I believe China is a military paper tiger. You may have concluded that I simply know more than I can post, given my defense background. But, one doesn't need access to highly classified material... Continue Reading →

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