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10. The main strategic objective Admiral Nimitz included in almost all his operational directives to Task Force Commanders was:
A. Related to the situation at hand; a secondary objective of sinking Japanese carriers if the opportunity existed; and risk was acceptable.

11. Advantages of the Southwest Pacific thrust of the multi-pronged U.S. Pacific strategy included all of the following except:
A. A lack of unity of command at the operational level in that the Australian commander, General Sir Thomas Blamey, was co-equal with the American, General Douglas MacArthur, which inhibited some operations, but ultimately improved Allied command relationships.

12. While U.S. grand strategy emphasized "Europe First," by the end of 1943, the flow of resources and manpower from America in both theaters remained basically equal. Why was this so
B. With the landings in the Aleutian Islands the Japanese were a serious threat to the West Coast of the United States.

13. The decisive factor for U.S. success in the Pacific Theater in World War II was the:
B. Outstanding decision process resulting in both operational and strategic success in the carrier battles of World War II.

14. The dominant element among Japanese leaders in the strategic debate prior to Pearl Harbor was:
B. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

15. The Navy's role in Japanese strategy was:
C. Essential to attainment of overall Japanese political objectives as only the Japanese Navy could secure the "Southern Resource Area" vital to the Japanese economy and war effort....
B. They arrayed the nearly 200 ships they employed in the action in widely separated and non-reinforcing groups, thus depriving themselves of the opportunity for a decisive night action with battleships and cruisers against the surviving U.S. carriers.
A. A lack of unity of command at the operational level in that the Australian commander, General Sir Thomas Blamey, was co-equal with the American, General Douglas MacArthur, which inhibited some operations, but ultimately improved Allied command relationships.
C. The carrier Enterprise, under repairs for the bomb hits she took during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, did not arrive in theater until 24 October and the U.S. would thus have only the carrier Hornet available.
D. lack of aircraft carriers since, after the battle, the U.S. was down to a single carrier and had to rely on the British to provide H.M.S. Victorious until U.S.S. Saratoga returned to Fleet service and other new-construction carriers started to join the Fleet
30. A strategy is only as good as the Material Dimension that supports it. In terms of the U.S. ...Show more


1.The strategic war plan for the Pacific, which called for a U.S. Navy thrust in force from the Hawaiian Islands westward towards the Philippine Island in support of U.S. Army forces in that region and culminating in a decisive battle with the Imperial Japanese Navy between great battle fleets near the Philippines reflects most closely, which theoretical concept of naval warfare:
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