COMMAND: Solution

The Joint Chiefs of Staff settled the argument last week about who would be overall boss of the Pacific war. The boss will be the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They will continue to run the show from Washington. Directly responsible to the Joint Chiefs for "conducting specific operations" will be General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, with a third partner—Hap Arnold of the Army Air Forces.

Army General Arnold will be not the least important member of the operating firm. He is himself one of the Joint Chiefs...

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