This final chapter outlines the book’s key conclusions, beginning with the major subthemes:the “special relationship,” Roosevelt’s intent on U.S. entry into the war, and Churchill as grand strategist. The narrative then assesses coalition-planning efforts over the four years discussed:crafting the coalition’s grand strategy, formulating the subordinate elements of that grand strategy, developing the practical plans for executing those strategies, and creating the liaison processes necessary for continued planning. The account recognizes that all was not a complete success and outlines the tensions over British grand strategy, cracks in the coalition over strategy and plans in the Far East, and frictions over the allocation of war materiel. The narrative dispels a number of myths or misconceptions surrounding Anglo-American collaboration before Pearl Harbor. The conclusion closes by offering insights into potential future coalition-planning efforts.
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