1. What did Americans expect their participation in WWII to be like?
Americans expected their participation in WWII to be a short series of easy victories.
2. What qualities epitomized the American forces prior to their entry into WWII?
The American forces prior to their entry into WWII were epitomized by "light duty" equipment and doctrine and a youthful esprit de corps.
3. What problems did American arms and armaments suffer from in the early parts of WWII?
In the early parts of WWII, American arms and armaments suffered from insufficient production and distribution, obsolescence and ineffective designs.
4. Once they were in the war, how did Americans believe they could win it?
Once they were in the war, Americans believed that they could win it through the use of American "know-how" and superior technology.
5. What was the doctrine of precision bombing?
The doctrine of precision bombing called for large numbers of heavy bombers to destroy the enemy's means of producing weapons and supplies with which to fight the war, leading to quick victory.
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