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"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.