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Was Eisenhowers decisions after Tunisia more of the Polis or Incremental decision models?

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Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem, you are being asked to assess whether or not the decisions Gen Eisenhower made after Tunisia in WW2 were of the Polis or Incremental models. I am going to assume that you are familiar with these models and that you only need help in applying the principles of each to provide a good assessment of Eisenhower's decisions. There are a host of events that can be studied 'post Tunisia' - the key is to identify what applies and then study them under the 'polis' and 'Incremental' paradigms. I suggest the following outline -

1. On Gen. Dwight Eisenhower & his post Tunisia campaign in WW2 - 150 words.
2. Analysis using the Polis paradigm - 150 words.
3. Analysis using the Incremental paradigm - 150 words.
4. Your conclusion based on the discussion in 2 & 3 - 150 words.

You can use the listed resources to further your exploration of the topic. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones


On Gen. Dwight Eisenhower

Prior to becoming American President, Dwight Eisenhower was a military man and served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WW2, being responsible for the successful invasion of France & Germany (1944-45) from the Western Front. But prior to the successful D-Day invasion and finally toppling down Germany, he was responsible for Operation Torch - the invasion and taking of North Africa by the Allied forces (1942-43). It is here that he came develop certain outlooks and strategies that have helped in the formation of his policies between 1944 and 1945. He was one of the primary figures that moved for Allied success in Europe, ending Hitler and the Axis' war machine. This has led him to become the first Supreme Commander of NATO in 1951. In Tunisia, he had to work with warring French factions to move his forces successfully and this created political repercussions with his Allies after which he had to walk a thin line to protect his Command positions - this lesson taught him the importance of comprehensive communication with Allied leaders. The operation also tested his combat command skills as he had to pit withes with Nazi Gen. Erwin Rommel, becoming more decisive having ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise to help students tackle the task (see above) on the topic of then Gen. Eisenhower's decisions after his successful campaign in North Africa/Tunisia (Operation Torch) when he was named Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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