After the attack on Pearl Harbor America found itself thrusted into WWII. No longer a neutral party America had no choice but join the conflict. However, America would find itself in an unfamiliar terrain fighting an unfamiliar enemy. Fighting the Japanese in an island-hopping style campaign was something that America had never attempted before. Amphibiously assaulting contested beachheads and removing an entrenched tenacious enemy from an island proved extremely difficult with a steep learning curve. Therefore, the U.S. military would need to adapt and overcome challenges the Pacific War would throw at them. Through trials and tribulations, the U.S. military learned from their mistakes during the War and adjusted their tactics and improved their technology in an effort to defeat the Japanese.
Cohen, Jacob L., "The Tactics and Tech of the Pacific Theater: Ingenuity in a New Kind of War" (2020). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8853.
American, Japanese, Pacific, War, Tactics, Marines
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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