STRATEGY: The Bases of Peace

Before the blood was dry on the white beaches of Tarawa and the black ash of Iwo, the U.S. naval and military brass hats were determined that never again would they be handicapped by having to capture bases in the midst of war. They wanted bases needed (for Navy and Air Forces) from Greenland to the South Seas. Although military airmen's eyes were fixed on the North Polar icecap as the likeliest no man's land of a future war (because the military strength of the world is in the northern hemisphere), most of...

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