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Why did the U.S. military experience the highest casualty rates of the Pacific campaign in both The Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa with 9,000 and 21,000 casualties, respectively?
The Soviet Union had committed most of the Red Army in the West in order to repel Hitler's invasion.
The British had abandoned the island campaign in order to secure Burma from the invading Japanese.
The D-Day invasion in Europe forced the U.S. military to shift many of its troops to the European theater of action.
The Japanese used brutal ferocity as the Americans made progress advancing towards the homeland.
The Chinese allied their forces with the Japanese in fear of an Allied invasion of the Asian continent.