Politics, Personalities & the Battle for Leyte Gulf
arthur massi, author
Finally, the true story or facts that lay behind Bill Halsey's incredible behavior during and. after the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The answer lies within the politics of the Navy, the FDR administration, and the management styles of several of our leaders in the Pacific War. Also explained is the Navy's strange reluctance to punish Halsey for his serious breaches of Naval discipline at the time he committed his disgraceful acts, but also why they never, ever offered criticism of his outlandish behavior in their lifetimes afterwards. Myths about Japanese behaviors are also debunked. Leadership styles and their impact on tactics and strategy are explained for both sides. What started out as an attempt to find out why Halsey behaved as he did became a study in organizational behavior and politics.