By Richard M. Leighton Robert W. Coakley

The altering personality of the strategic-logistical difficulties confronted by means of the Washington excessive command within the final years of the conflict whilst U.S. and Allied forces completed fabric superiority over their enemies on nearly each entrance.

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2) JPS 152/1, 3 Apr 43, title: Production of Ldg Cft, ABC 561/1 (19 Mar 43) Sec 1A. (3) For characteristics of the LCT(5) see Appendix B-1, below. 20 GLOBAL LOGISTICS AND STRATEGY: 1943-1945 mounted more guns. They also had sev- craft were concerned, mostly to those eral types of armored support vessels of proposed for operation by British crews larger size, such as the landing craft, in the original ROUNDUP planning. support (medium) (LCS (M)), and the (Tables 1 and 2) landing craft, gun (large) (LCG (L))— Around these proposals a running conall of which mounted machine guns and troversy developed in the combined planmortars.

In re- advantage in matters concerning the war turn the British could and did offer in the Pacific. S. S. recould otherwise have been, for use in sources. The contributions of Australia and New Zealand were appreciable, but the common cause. Yet the very nature of these arrange- these dominions naturally tended to ments weakened the British position in share American rather than British views combined councils. As American strength on the war against Japan. The British grew, Americans began to chafe under had no "Pacific" of their own.

The imposing "unconditional surrender" on Casablanca Conference was held during Germany and Japan, announced by a lull in the war at sea while most of President Roosevelt at Casablanca, the the U-boats were refitting or waiting the Allied leaders reaffirmed the decision abatement of winter weather, and the made at the conference in Washington decisions of the conference reflected the in December 1941 (ARCADIA) that Ger- short-lived optimism inspired by this cirmany was to be defeated before Japan, cumstance.

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