Eisenhower: Soldier and President - Chapter 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter four, Eisenhower is learning what it means to lead his troops in actual battle, not in simulated cases like in the days at the C&GS. He has always been one to do things in a very orderly, systematic fashion, and he is learning quickly, and at great cost that this is not always the best course of action during an actual war.

During the battle at Kasserine, Eisenhower makes decisions based on insufficient information, and he hesitates to pull Fredendall. These decisions almost cost the Allies the battle, and allow Rommel to get away. Had Eisenhower been more willing to take greater risks during this battle, the outcome would have drastically changed for the Allies.

All the work Eisenhower put into the British American relations earlier was damaged when he makes a deal with Admiral Jean Darlan for control of...

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