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Army in September had scarcely any modern weaponry and was roughly the size of the Dutch army that survived less than a week against the German blitzkrieg in By the time the U.
Army began fighting the Wehrmacht inits effective combat strength had increased more than tenfold. Marshall was the architect of this remarkable buildup. Marshall keenly appreciated that success in a multitheater coalition war required harmonious civil-military, interservice, and interallied relationships.
He won the confidence of President Franklin Roosevelt, worked effectively with his naval counterpart, Admiral Ernest King, and ensured coordination of American and British military leadership through the Combined Chiefs of Staff and unity of command in combat theaters.
Marshall proved less sure-footed in his approach to the most important strategic choice facing the United States in World War II: Until American forces had gained more experience against the Wehrmacht, until command of the Atlantic was achieved in mid, and until command of the air was secured in earlyan amphibious assault across the English Channel would have carried great military risk.
Franklin Roosevelt, although overruling the chief of staff on this crucial strategic issue, came to regard him as so indispensable in Washington that, when the cross-Channel assault was finally mounted inhe could not let Marshall assume command of the invasion force.
The general was sorely disappointed but characteristically never uttered a word of complaint. Marshall was set to retire after the war when President Harry Truman sent him to China in late to avert a civil war between the Kuomintang government and the Communist Party.
For he could make a strong case that American military intervention in the Chinese Civil War would be a costly venture with only a dim prospect of success.
The famous plan of foreign aid that bears his name helped protect friendly European countries from Communist subversion.
Before he left the State Department inhe also helped erect two other pillars of containment in Europe to stand alongside the Marshall Plan — a West German state and a Western military alliance: After the outbreak of the Korean WarTruman brought Marshall out of retirement once again, this time to serve as secretary of defense.
But Marshall was not well suited for that role: Marshall, Soldier and Statesman ; Forrest C. Soldier-Statesman of the American Century Edited by Robert Cowley and Geoffrey Parker.Marshall Article Summary Elizabeth Marshall, an associate professor of education at Simon Fraser University, contends in her article “Borderline Girlhoods: Mental Illness, Adolescence, and Femininity in Girl, Interrupted, that Susanna Kaysen’s popular memoir is an accurate depiction of the characteristics which mark female adolescence.
George C. Marshall () was one of the most decorated military leaders in American history. A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he was a World War I staff officer and later became assistant commandant at the U.S.
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