World Battlefronts: Pincer Unpinched

What the outside world might think of the situation of the U.S. troops on Guadalcanal was irrelevant; so was what they thought of the outside world. They had two jobs to do and they did them.

East is East. For the first time in several weeks, the Japanese were in force to the east of the Henderson Field beachhead, on the wide, open plains of Koli Point. They had slipped troops ashore by night.

To wait and let them get their feet firmly planted on a springboard for assault would be suicidal. There was nothing to do but go out and cut their...

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