Tarawa: How an Intelligence Failure Led to the Underwater Demolition Teams

In 1943, the Allies debated their strategy for taking back the Pacific from the Japanese.  Their strategic goal: the unconditional surrender of Japan.  General Douglas MacArthur slogged his way through the South Pacific, closing with and defeating the heavily entrenched Japanese defenders.  A victory in the South Pacific guaranteed the safety of Australia and the … Continue reading Tarawa: How an Intelligence Failure Led to the Underwater Demolition Teams