World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: Too Many Fronts?

Wrote Pundit Walter Lippmann last week: "We and the British are trying to make everything secure, which means that we are dispersing our forces and fighting on lines of communication which are so monstrously extended that our navies and our shipping cannot possibly be adequate. At the same time, for political reasons, we are not concentrating our force for effective action in the one theater of the war, namely western Europe, where our communications are the shortest, the strategic position the most favorable and the gains to be obtained by strong action...

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