World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: The Way to Win a War

Last week brought news of the only kind of thinking and action which can beat the Japanese.

Action in the Marshalls. The yellow Pacific moon saw what the Jap had never thought to see. Spaced along a 200-mile ocean front, from the Marshall to the Gilbert Islands, was an assault force of U.S. cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers, led by a blue-water sailor and naval flyer, Vice Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr. (see cut, p. 23). They were ready to strike the Jap in his stolen strongholds—2,300 miles from Pearl Harbor, but nearest...