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American troops at Place de l' Opera read news of the Japanese surrender in the newspaper in August 1945. (Keystone/Getty Images)
American troops at Place de l' Opera read news of the Japanese surrender in the newspaper in August 1945. (Keystone/Getty Images)

How do you win a war? We're looking at that question as it applies to World War II, which ended 75 years ago this month.
Host Lisa Mullins speaks with John Arquilla, a distinguished professor of defense analysis at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
His book "Why The Axis Lost: An Analysis of Strategic Failures" looks at the strategy and tactics used by the Allies and the Axis powers in the conflict. He says the Allies used what we would today call hacking, along with design decisions for weapons to counter and defeat their enemy.

This segment aired on September 25, 2020.

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