In between world wars, the United States government had the foresight to institute policies and establish administrations to oversee future wars. This pre-emptive planning allowed for the U.S. to rapidly mobilize its forces, direct labor, and maximize effort when the nation entered the Second World War. In an editorial for Cicero Magazine, Maj. John McRae writes on how the lessons learned then are still relevant now.
“These pre-planning efforts collectively helped to identify and harness the country and the military’s strengths in a way that yielded rapid benefits once the U.S. entered the conflict,” writes McRae. “Today, as we enter a period spanning the known (sustained ground combat against a dissimilar foe) and the unknown (a range of contingencies up to major combat operations), a similar analysis is more relevant than at any time in recent memory.”
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