U.S. At War: New Prospect

A strange prospect lay ahead for U.S. troops in Europe and for the folks at home: after Germany is defeated, millions of fighting men will move from Europe to the Pacific. Last week the Army announced that the reinforcement of the Pacific bases would be decisive and swift; so swift that much equipment will be left in Europe, replaced by new tanks and guns sent direct from the U.S. to the Pacific.

This massive scheme of global warfare was well along on the U.S. Army planning schedule last week. For most soldiers in...