Army & Navy - COMMAND: Peace Hath Its Victories

War is ... a continuation of political relations, a carrying out of the same by other means.—von Clausewitz.

Of all the great powers, the U.S. had kept its generals and its admirals most effectively fenced off from the pastures of statecraft and diplomacy—and its diplomats farthest away from the maneuver grounds. The results, at Pearl Harbor, and in North Africa and Italy, had sometimes been disastrous, sometimes scandalous. Last week, the State, War and Navy Departments agreed at last to cuddle up a little closer.

A plan for closer cooperation was sponsored by Vice Admiral Harry Wilbur Hill, veteran of combined amphibious...

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