Alaska: Pivot of Strategy

Edelstein, Julius C.
May 1942
New Republic;5/11/42, Vol. 106 Issue 19, p625
Focuses on the strategic possibilities of Alaska in the Pacific War. Use of Alaska by the U.S., as an offensive base against Japan; Utilization of geography as the basis of strategy recognized by Washington; Request made by Alaska's delegate in Congress, Anthony J. Dimond, for military development of the territory; Recognition of Fairbanks by Germany, as the air station for air warfare; Construction of a military base at Paramashiru by Japanese; Development of a major base located on the Bering Island by Soviet Union with German assistance; Functions of the: Alaskan military establishment; Establishment of a system of submarine and air bases extending from the island of Sitka, by the U.S.; Counter-espionage services in Alaska carried out by the U.S. Navy and Army; Problem of communication with the outside world, faced by Alaska.


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