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What is offered here is the author's essay on "Victory in Modern War" removed by him from the Dec. 1969 issue of the Journal of Peace Research. Inscribed and signed in full by the author to Admiral "Chick" Hayward at the top of the first page.
"O'Connor attempts fhree main things here: (1) a discussion of the variety of meanings attributed to the term 'victory'; (2) a survey of how various war endings from the American Revolution to contemporary wars of national liberation measure up to these conceptions of victory..; and (3) a discussion of various factors influencing the outcome of warfare today.." - - Excerpted from the introduction.
John T. "Chick" Hayward. Vice Admiral, United States Navy. A batboy for the New York Yankees baseball team, he started his military career on rocky footing, joining the navy at 15 years old by lying about his age. This after having been expelled from military school for disciplinary reasons. Yet he went on to be promoted to vice admiral in 1959. A navy pilot during World War II, he fought in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea campaigns, his squadron being responsible for numerous kills. He achieved the most flight hours ever attained by a flag officer (13,200 hours). He joined the Manhattan Project in 1944, helping develop the implosion components of the plutonium bomb, and after the war went to Japan to study the after effects on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. He was in charge of the first attempt to photograph a nuclear explosion on the Bikini atoll in 1946. He went on to command the first nuclear-powered task force in history, leading the aircraft carrier Enterprise. He served as president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode island, and after retiring from the military worked for General Dynamics as vice president for international programs. Vice Admiral Hayward was also responsible for the development of guidance systems for rockets and underwater anti-submarine weapons. Very good .
Keywords: MILITARY; HISTORY; RAYMOND G. O'CONNOR; VICTORY IN MODERN WAR; PHILOSOPHY; INSCRIBED; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNED; ADMIRAL CHICK HAYWARD; STUDY; JOURNAL OF PEACE RESEARCH; WARS; PAPER.