The United States Constitution very clearly reserves to the Congress the right to declare war and yet every president since Washington has launched armed incursions that often led to war at their own whim and caprice for their own self aggrandizement or enrichment. FDR was no exception and following the carefully laid footsteps of Woodrow Wilson got us into the same war for a second time for more or less the same purposes. The three pictures included with this post show the net results of the policy.
The Pearl Harbor myth : rethinking the unthinkable Washington, DC : Potomac Books, c 2007 George Victor World War, 1939-1945 Diplomatic history, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. xii, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-343) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
Did U.S. intelligence know of Japan‘s coming attack on Pearl Harbor? Did President Roosevelt know? If so, why did he withhold warnings from the commanders in Hawaii? The answers are embedded in the cogent analysis of The Pearl Harbor Myth.
Based on voluminous data that does not appear in other books on the topic, it discusses in detail Roosevelt’s developing strategy – both military and diplomatic – and his secret alliances to save the world from Hitler. It contains a wealth of fresh material on secret diplomacy; on secret military strategy, planning, and intelligence; and on disguised combat operations that began six months before the Pearl Harbor attack.