Rhodesian Tactical Air Employment Essay

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AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITYRHODESIAN TACTICAL AIR EMPLOYMENTA TERM PAPER SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR STANLEY D. M. CARPENTERFOR THE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS OF AMASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN HISTORYAW 504 AIR WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIABYLT COL STEVEN W. SHEAJULY 17, 2008In the wake of the Second World War, the British Empire was still geographically the largest empire in history, but its shattered economy and lack of national will to fight to hold onto its colonies contributed to a rapid retreat from its imperial glory. Dominion status, which effectively amounted to independence, dated from 1867 with the British North America Act that created responsible government in Canada. In 1934, the Statute of Westminster expanded the rights of the Dominions and restricted the jurisdiction of the British Government to the United Kingdom and the colonies which had not achieved Dominion status. Until 1947, this equated to the so-called "white Dominions:" Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Newfoundland (not a part of Canada until 1949) and South Africa. India achieved Dominion status in 1947 (concurrent with Pakistan, carved from it in two parts - West Pakistan, now known as Pakistan, and East Pakistan, now known as Bangladesh), followed by countless others great and small. In 1953, the British attempted to apply the federal formula that had worked well in Australia and Canada to Central Africa. The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was created through the creation of a federal government over the colonies of Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Nyasaland. For Southern Rhodesians, this was viewed as a giant step backwards. In 1923, the Southern Rhodesians had earned the right of self-government - essentially Dominion status - and this distinguished them from the other two partners in the federation. In 1936, the people of Northern Rhodesia voted for amalgamation with Southern Rhodesia. The British Government opposed the measure initially, but a Royal Commission under Viscount Bledisloe reversed the decision in March 1939. Fatefully, the decision also delayed implementation due to the crisis in Europe. Nyasaland was always viewed as the odd partner in the federation. The colony had never been considered for amalgamation by the Rhodesians (North or South) and its demographic makeup was different in that it lacked a significant white population. The federation was short-lived.In June 1956, Southern Rhodesia's Governor, Sir Arthur Benson, wrote a highly confidential letter heavily criticizing the Federation in general (and the new constitution planned for it) and Federal Prime Minister, Sir Roy Welensky, in particular. Nearly two years later, Huggins (now Lord Malvern) somehow obtained a copy of it and disclosed its contents to Welensky.Relations between Whitehall and the CAF cabinet were never to recover. These events, for the first time brought the attention of British Tory Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, to a crisis emerging in the CAF, but apparently he did not fully...

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