Throughout the history of the United States, surviving the peace has proved as difficult as winning the war. At the conclusion of the worldwide carnage of 1914-1918, most Americans turned their backs on the prospect of armed conflict and foreign entanglements.
Weir, Gary E.
"Surviving the Peace: The Advent of American Naval Oceanography, 1914-1924,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 50
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol50/iss4/8