World Battlefronts: Lessons from Defeat

Admiral Thomas Charles Hart, just back from the Pacific, last week conducted a post-mortem in Washington. His subject was the Battle of the far Pacific. Admiral Hart had some significant things to say about why the Allies had lost the battle and most of the western Pacific. By inference, his remarks also conveyed some advice on how to win the war. His main points:

> The Allies must wrest air control away from the Japanese.

> The Allies never had enough warships at any one point to match the Japs.

> Submarines were the...

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