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Greatly Enlarged Sphere To British N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. noon. NEW YORK, July 22. Early reshaping of the Pacific Command is expected to give a greatly enlarged sphere of operation in the South-west Pacific to the British, including all General Douglas Mac Arthur's original assignment made :n 1942 as far east as Guadalcanal and north to, but not including, the Philippines. This was reported by the Associated Press correspondent at Washington, who adds that the assumption is that British, Dutch, Australian and Portuguese possessions, which are still largely enemy held, will be switched to Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten's command. Whether there will be more specific delineations of General Mac Arthur's and Admiral Chester Nimitz's commands remains to be seen. General Mac Arthur has charge of all the United States Army forces in the Pacific and Admiral Nimitz all the Navy forces, while General Carl Spaatz has a command assignment of equal rank for the strategic air forces assaulting Japan. These assignments, planned by the joint Chiefs of Staff, were subjected to some under-cover criticism because they meant that the unified command principle used so successfully by General Eisenhower had been abandoned. Nevertheless the triple command system is reported to be working fairly efficiently.

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TRIPLE COMMAND SYSTEM IN PACIFIC, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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TRIPLE COMMAND SYSTEM IN PACIFIC Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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