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Spanish-American War: Key Battles and U.S. Positions

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Discuss the major military operations, battles and campaigns, land and sea, of the Spanish American War. What weaknesses in both the U.S. Army and Navy did the war reveal?

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The Spanish-American War, for all its complexity, managed to reveal a disparate prowess of the United States' military. Let's take first the Battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898. This battle, fought in the Philippines, marked the opening of the war, and the relationship between American naval might and previously cordial battling is clear from the fact that Commander Dewey had been invited to "fire when ...

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A few major battles, dynamics, and weaknesses related to the Spanish-American War are touched upon in brief.