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What was the American military strategy in the Pacific?

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America's march to Japan was an island-centric campaign that looked to drive the Japanese off islands that had good harbors and/or airfield capacity. Due to the enormous distance from the US to Japan, it was necessary for the US to re-supply the Marines and Navy from bases established in the Pacific. At the same time, seizing airfields enabled them to attack the next set of island chains by air and sea assault in order to kill the Japanese defending the islands and carry the fight to Japan.

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