World Battlefronts: Why Guadalcanal?

People began to ask questions about the campaign in the Solomons. Had it been wisely planned and wisely executed? Had the men behind the lines given the men on Guadalcanal a fair chance to hold and to win? From Congressman John Costello, a member of the House Military Affairs (Army) Committee, came an extreme expression of such doubts and questions: "Whether the unified board of strategy in Washington determined upon this invasion of the Solomons I know not, but if they determined upon that invasion and did not work out a better...

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