The Strategic Employment of Allied Forces in the Mediterranean During World War II
In 1945 the world's oldest civilized region had become a political, economic, psychological, and military vacuum-in short, a strategic vacuum. Nature has a way of filling vacuums, according to inexorable laws. The rulers of the Soviet Union, confident that victory in World War II proved Marxian doctrine to be somewhat indistinguishable from the laws of nature, aspired to fill that vacuum with the poisonous vapors of Communism.
Mangrum, R. C.
"The Strategic Employment of Allied Forces in the Mediterranean During World War II,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 4
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