|"But. In war one nation is able to make
up for production insufficiencies by calling on the industrial capacity of allied nations.
Is that not so? By citing a great moral purpose, Britain was able to generate American
industrial aid to defeat the Germans. In comparison, Germany and Japan were left virtually
without allies. Unable to summon other nations to their cause, because, in fact, they had
no just cause. So in the end it was an absence of clear moral purpose that produced
defeat." (Going After Cacciato, p. 177).
||It is arguable that the United States lost the Vietnam
War because of the lack of purpose. Such an argument is empirically proven with various
examples of previous wars. Due to the lack of a concentrated and resolute objective,
soldiers and nations lacked the moral power to fight and win the war.