Behind the Lines - Chapters 10-12 Summary & Analysis

W. E. B. Griffin
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Chapters 10-12 Summary

In Washington, Marine Col. F.L. Rickabee receives an angry cable from Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox excoriating him for complaining that Captain Macklin, assigned to Rickabee from the Office of Strategic Services, is "unacceptable." Captain Haughton assures Rickabee that he will escort Macklin to the airport for his flight to Pearl Harbor, as directed by Knox. Macklin has been assigned to participate in the supply mission to Fertig. In Brisbane, Australia Brig. Gen. Pickering demands a meeting with General MacArthur to discuss how Presidenrt Roosevelt's politics is affecting the mission.

Roosevelt is loth to order MacArthur directly to include OSS men in the guerrilla campaign; MacArthur doesn't support the mission to Fertig because if Fertig's counter-offensive fails, it would be demoralizing to the Filipinos. MacArthur tells Pickering that if Fertig's mission should fail, after he has announced he would...

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