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During World War II, the American strategy in the Pacific against the Japanese became known as 'island-hopping.' Through this approach to defeating their enemy, the U.S. military by-passed (or, hopped over) Japanese strong-points for the sake of securing selected islands elsewhere. These islands, once occupied, would then serve as forward bases for the next 'hop' forward -- closer to Japan itself.

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