The Pacific War and Contingent Victory is “an exercise in the elucidation of terms”—an exercise necessary to determine whether the Empire of Japan could have avoided defeat at the hands of the United States and its allies.
Norton, Richard J.
"The Pacific War and Contingent Victory: Why Japanese Defeat Was Not Inevitable, by MichaelW. Myers,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 70
, Article 24.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol70/iss3/24