Strategy and command the first two years united states army in world war ii the war in the pacific louis morton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers for the united states full involvement in world war ii began and ended in the pacific ocean although the accepted grand strategy of the war was the defeat of germany first. Us army in world war ii war in the pacific strategy and command the first two years this volume is the capstone of the war in the pacific subseries drawing on the operational volumes that preceded it in the subseries and providing the broad perspective on japanese and allied interests in the pacific basin that shaped the war between these antagonists. The military history of the united states in world war ii covers the war against germany italy and japan starting with the 7 december 1941 attack on pearl harborduring the first two years of world war ii the united states had maintained formal neutrality as made official in the quarantine speech delivered by us president franklin d roosevelt in 1937 while supplying britain the soviet . Highly relevant today world war ii has much to teach us not only about the profession of arms but also about military preparedness global strategy and combined operations in the coalition war against fascism during the next several years the us army will participate in the nations 50th anniversary commemoration of world war ii. Chapter 23 world war ii the war against japan in world war ii for the first time the united states had to fight a war on two fronts though the central strategic principle governing allocation of resources to the two fronts provided for concentrating first on the defeat of the european axis on the american side this principle was liberally interpreted permitting conduct of an offensive
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