Which was most important in the American victory over Japan in the Pacific War-new military technologies, information superiority, superior Jointness, or skill in improvisation and adaptation?
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10. Handel, Michael I. Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought. Third, Revised and Expanded Edition. London: Cass, 2001. Pages 53-63, 135-154, and 215-254.
I don`t need a Works Cited page as I can`t choose the resources to use they are already chosen. The only issue I`ve had in the past is random page numbers being used for citations and then when you go to that page, there is nothing even close to the quote on the page.
Name: Class: Instructor: Date: Military skills in innovation and technology as the most important factor in the American victory over Japan in the Pacific War Towards the end of 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack towards United States in Pearl Harbor prompting the US to enter into the World War II. While the intention of the attack is a subject of debate, it has been argued that Japan intended to neutralize American striking power in the area. Already, tensions between the two countries were high as America had imposed sanctions on Japan in a bid to withdraw its military operations in China and Manchuria. Japan on its part was facing a serious shortage of oil and other natural resources and was hoping to increase its dominance in Southeast Asia including China to cater for its need for these resources (James, 705 707; Evan & Peattie 448). The surprise attack on American fleet was also aimed at cutting the allies communication with their supporters in Eastern Asia. What Japan did not realize is that America was more decisive, had a superior strategy, superior military and information technologies, had good innovation and improvisation skills and that together, the allies were strong than expected. Combined, these factors led to the defeat of Japan and the eventual surrender in 1945. One of the factors that enabled America to defeat Japan in the Pacific was its superior strategy. The attack by Japan at Pearl Harbor meant that for the first time, during the WWII...