The great necessity for destroying Japan's vital lifeline of shipping gave us no choice but to sink all Japanese ships encountered.
More Quotes from James Forrestal:As in the war of 1941-45, our victory and our survival depend on how and where we attack.
From 1941 to 1945 we won a war by enlisting the whole-hearted support of all our people and all our resources.
Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
For the only way in which a durable peace can be created is by world-wide restoration of economic activity and international trade.
By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully - and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.
This country cannot afford the deceptive luxury of waging defensive warfare.
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