Master of Arts (MA)
David L Snead
Primary Subject Area
History, Military; History, United States; Military Studies
COLOR CODED WAR PLANS, MANIFEST DESTINY, MONROE DOCTRINE, RAINBOW PLANS, WAR PLAN ORANGE, WAR PLAN RED
Ressa, Keith Thomas, "U.S. vs. The World: America's Color Coded War Plans and the Evolution of Rainbow Five" (2010). Masters Theses. 132.
The thesis entitled "U.S. vs. The World: America's Color Coded War Plans and the Evolution of Rainbow Five" explains the history and necessity of the United States military's color designated war plans in light of such traditional U.S. foreign policies such as the Monroe Doctrine, and also historical cultural movements such as Manifest Destiny, as well as the evolution of the single colored war plans into the multi-colored Rainbow Plans, and ultimately their final version, Rainbow Five, the United States strategic plan for victory during World War II.