One of the most important operations in World War II was examined to see if the Ultimate Victory was a strategic failure. There were three different phases that were examined. The first phase, in regards to the operation was the planning and preparation phase. The planning by the Allied key leaders was discussed to entail what was seen as the objectives. The preparation and training that ensued after the initial planning allowed for the key leaders to adjust the planning of how the operation was supposed to go. The next phase was the actual operation. What is looked at is how the operation unfolded. Then the last phase was what actually happened when the operation commenced. Did what happened in the mission match up to what the objectives were in the finalized plans of those in the planning process?