THE STRATEGY OF THE WORLD WAR, AND THE LESSONS OF THE EFFORT OF THE UNITED STATES
By Captain Thomas G. Frothingham, U. S. N.
In the great mass of literature that has sprung up in the track of the World War, the writer has not seen any attempt to state its strategic problems in the simplest terms. It is always helpful to reduce any problem to its essential factors—and to-day the unusual condition exists that this may be done, in the case of the World War, much sooner than has been possible in studying any other war. In spite of the vastness of the struggle, never before has so much been known of a war even while it was being fought. By this is meant that there has been actual official information available, excluding the misleading writings of correspondents and critics. It is also a fact that never before have so many of the principal leaders in a war given their stories so promptly.