U.S. Leaders

The Ceremony Marking the End of World War II

By: Mark Loproto

September 2, 1945. More than two weeks had passed since the Japanese laid down their arms and declared they would no longer fight the Allies in the Pacific. The United... Read More

Cordell Hull, Flawed American Statesman

By: Tara Tyrrell

Cordell Hull was born in 1871 and died in 1955. He was Franklin D. Roosevelt's long-serving Secretary of State, and is also credited as one of the primary founders of... Read More

The Congressional Pearl Harbor Investigation

By: Bruce Danforth

Almost from the moment the Japanese planes returned to their ships after their devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, there were all kinds of conspiracy theories about how they could have... Read More

The London Naval Conference: A Prelude to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

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.... Read More

Aftermath of Pearl Harbor: The Roberts Commission

By: Mark Loproto

What exactly had happened? How did a fleet of over 400 enemy aircraft make its way across the Pacific undetected and into Hawaiian airspace? Why, over the course of two... Read More

Pearl Harbor: Terms and People to Know

By: Mark Loproto

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor remains one of the most important events in American history. The horrific loss of life and the sinking of vital American ships on the... Read More

The Lone Vote Against Entering World War II

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7th, 1941, the United States suffered one of its darkest days. Angered by trade sanctions enforced by the US, Japan launched a strike against the naval base at... Read More

Leaders of the US Navy at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

At the time of the December 7th, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, some of America's best military minds were stationed there. Like all the other officers and enlisted men who... Read More

The Lost Top-Secret Pearl Harbor Mission

By: Mark Loproto

During the early days of the war in Europe, the United States implemented a program within Hawaii that selected a group of prominent citizens throughout Honolulu who would be of strategic... Read More

Pearl Harbor and the End of American Isolationism

By: Mark Loproto

When you look at the policies of the United States today, it’s pretty easy to tell that it isn’t a nation driven by any sort of isolationism. Sometimes chided for being... Read More