BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Hit Hard, Hit Fast, Hit Often

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Admiral Chester William Nimitz measured his words. With his own hand the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet wrote last week:

Halsey's conduct of his present command leaves nothing to be desired. He is professionally competent and militarily aggressive without being reckless or foolhardy. He has that rare combination of intellectual capacity and military audacity, and can calculate to a cat's whisker the risk involved in operations when successful accomplishments will bring great returns. He possesses superb leadership qualities which have earned him a tremendous following of his men. His...

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