U.S. At War: Grand Strategy

"A whole torrent of water has gone under the bridge since a year ago. . . . We have faced the future, and Pearl Harbor is already a long way behind."

So said the Des Moines Register, But the best proof of how the torrents had thundered under the bridge for the U.S. came last week, not from a remembrance of things past, not from an actual theater of war, nor even from an American. Instead it came from the quiet announcement of a Briton; an announcement so underplayed that its significance did not at first even dawn on U.S. consciousness.

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