The Tragic Lag

January 1942
New Republic;1/12/42, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p38
Focuses on the role of the United States as it enters the Second World War. Views that the U.S. entry is far from cheerful due to the military losses received by the Allies at the hands of the Axis powers; Reference to the loss of Philippines at the hands of the Japanese forces; Views that the delay in the conquest of the island led to Japanese invasion; Suggestion that the integration of the Allied Far Eastern command under General Archibald Wavell is a bright spot; Role of the U.S. in the war; Direct military strategy in the Far East; Initiative in the integration of Allied military and economic commands; Power as an arsenal and storehouse for the Allies; Lead in the political war and the war of ideas.


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