TITLE

Alaska: Pivot of Strategy

AUTHOR(S)
Edelstein, Julius C.
PUB. DATE
May 1942
SOURCE
New Republic;5/11/42, Vol. 106 Issue 19, p625
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14691539

 

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