Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Origins of the Grand AllianceAnglo-American Military Collaboration from the Panay Incident to Pearl Harbor$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William T. Johnsen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813168333

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813168333.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2021

Racing an Unseen Clock

Racing an Unseen Clock

More Problems Than Solutions

(p.217) 10 Racing an Unseen Clock
The Origins of the Grand Alliance

William T. Johnsen

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter focuses on the last-minute planning efforts to implement the ABC-1 Report. Using negotiations over revising processes for communication and liaison between leaders and staffs in London and Washington as a case study, the narrative outlines the complexities inherent in implementing the ABC-1 Report. The account highlights the successful planning efforts of the U.S. Special Observer Group for cooperation between the navies in the Atlantic, the movement of U.S. troops to Iceland, and the planning for eventual U.S. bases in the United Kingdom. The chapter describes the continued tensions over U.S. critique of British grand strategy that surfaced earlier in the summer as the two militaries continued to talk past each other. Similarly, when the British and Americans agreed to disagree, critical differences over the coalition’s strategy and operational plans in the Far East remained unresolved by the time of Pearl Harbor.

Keywords:   ABC-1 Report, ADB-2 Report, Thomas C. Hart, Douglas MacArthur, Sir Tom Phillips, Singapore, special naval observer, London (SPENAVO), Special Army Observer Group, London (SPOBS)

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .