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By Victor Davis Hanson - May 21, 2010

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HBO's 10-part series on the Pacific campaign of World War II just ended. That story of island-hopping was mostly about how the old breed of U.S. Marines fought diehard Japanese infantrymen face-to-face in places like Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Guam and Okinawa. We still argue whether it was smart to storm those entrenched Japanese positions or whether all those islands were...

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