Discussion . Why do you think the United States didn't stage a direct assault on Japan, instead attacking various islands in the Pacific Ocean?
Japan was too far from Hawaii for an assault to be practical or successful. By capturing Japaneseheld islands nearer Japan, U.S. forces could prepare to attack Japan and weaken it at the same time.
It was about fourteen months from the Normandy invasion to Japan's surrender.
The only ocean ports in the eastern Soviet Union were in the far north, and they were often frozen over in winter.
To create a group that could help to prevent future wars.