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Before The Attack

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The America First Committee and Pearl Harbor

February 15, 2020 · Chris 
On September 4, 1940, as tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan mounted, the America First Committee was formed. Led by Yale Law student R. Douglas Stuart, Jr., future US president Gerald Ford, future Peace Corps. Director Sargent Shriver, and future United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, the America First Committee […]
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Pearl Harbor Terminology: What is a Fleet Problem?

August 20, 2018 ·  
Studying and understanding the attack on Pearl Harbor, the reasons behind it, and the events leading up to it can be a complicated task. It’s not simply a straightforward matter that starts on the morning of December 7, 1941 and ends two hours later. In order to fully grasp what happened that morning, it's helpful […]
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The Misplaced Confidence of Hideki Tojo

July 27, 2018 ·  
Japanese Prime Minister Gen. Hideki Tojo hadn’t even seen the results of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor when he started to declare Japan’s ability to defeat the United States and Allied forces in the Pacific. It’s known that the Japanese leadership had great confidence in their navy, but the fact that Tojo […]
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Other Targets: Schofield Barracks

May 24, 2018 ·  
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, their main objective was to decimate US naval power in the Pacific by destroying the  the battleships moored along Battleship Row. In order to achieve this aim, they also needed to neutralize any potential American counterattack. That meant taking out the airfields scattered across Oahu. […]
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Was the Pearl Harbor Attack Inspired by a Novel?

January 04, 2018 ·  
Inspiration can come from anywhere and produce unpredictable results. An artist might draw inspiration from the most mundane object. A writer can come up with a fantastical idea based on real events. And possibly, a military official could come up with the idea for a deadly surprise attack from a 16-year-old novel. When Hector Bywater wrote […]
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Milestones on the Road to Pearl Harbor

November 27, 2017 ·  
On December 7th, the United States will once again commemorate the anniversary of the tragic attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base. Seventy-six years ago, the nation experienced a terrifying day when a fleet of Japanese fighters and bombers flew into Oahu airspace. The attack that followed left over 2,400 American servicemen and civilians dead. […]
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Did American Sanctions Spur Pearl Harbor?

October 18, 2017 ·  
One hundred and thirty-three days That’s how long the United States had to reconsider the strict sanctions it had placed on Japan in the summer of 1941. On the 134th day, Japan launched a sudden assault on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, killing over 2,400 Americans and launching the war in the Pacific. […]
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Opposing the Pearl Harbor Attack: Japan’s Internal Struggle

October 10, 2017 ·  
Looking back at the events that unfolded on December 7th, 1941, it's reasonable to assume that all Japanese officials were supportive of the surprise attack. While the decision did have widespread support, it was far from unanimous. The attack on the United States came after a trade embargo was placed on vital Japanese imports, threatening […]
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From Incident to Invasion to Pearl Harbor

October 04, 2017 ·  
Not long after World War I ended, Japan was quick to revisit its quarrels with China. The tense cultural history between the two nations has often resulted in conflict. After the First World War, there didn’t seem to be any extended period of peace between the two nations, especially as Japan considered the option of […]
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The London Naval Conference: A Prelude to Pearl Harbor

October 03, 2017 ·  
Looking at the attack on Pearl Harbor, it’s tempting to say that the catalyst was the trade embargo placed on the Japan by the United States and other Allied nations. The problem with simplifying it down to that one event, however, is that it ignores the years of back and forth between Japan and the […]
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