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The F-35 Strafes the Presidential Debate -- Taiwan's Trump Card?

Peter Navarro | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Peter Navarro

This week, the Republican presidential candidates square off in Las Vegas, Nevada for the last debate of 2015. Here's a hypothetical exchange between the CNN anchor of "The Situation Room" and the leading candidate

Trump Attacks America on Pearl Harbor Day

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Now there can be no serious question that Trump has done more to aid America's greatest current enemy than anyone in recent memory.

Former Enemies: Pearl Harbor

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 12.07.2015 | Good News
Peter Baldwin Panagore

The American simply stood at attention, once again a strong, straight-backed soldier. Then he raised his right hand slowly and stiffly to his forehead, saluting his former enemy.

Secrets, Spies and Sacrifice: 11 Captivating Novels About World War II

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

There are many sides in a war -- and many stories to tell. From the French countryside to Leningrad, from Tokyo to the home front, these novels provide a kaleidoscopic view of World War II.

December 7th -- A Sailor's Day to Reflect

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

Every year on December 7th, I take some time to reflect on my service in the Navy. I think about the lifelong friends made heading into harm's way. I think about the countless hours spent on watch with nothing happening.

Will Guam Be America's Next Pearl Harbor?

Peter Navarro | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Reprinted With Permission From Real Clear Defense Real Clear Defense Crouching Tiger Series: Will Guam Be America's Next Pearl Harbor? from Pet...

Rare Photos Reveal Lost History Of Sunken Pearl Harbor Plane

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.07.2015 | Science

HONOLULU -- Seventy-four years ago, minutes before their attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombers strategically bombed a seaplane base at the nearby K...

Donald Trump Live Tweets FDR's Day of Infamy Speech

Chris Kelly | Posted 12.07.2015 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air ...

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Pearl Harbor

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Sure, we all know the date and the famous quote (Dec. 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy") and, of course, the implications and significance (...

Sport and Society for Arete: Pearl Harbor

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.07.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

This piece on Pearl Harbor and Baseball was the fifteenth of this series of essays on Sport and Society. It dates from December of 1991 the 50th Anniv...

The Christmas Angels: A South Bronx Tale

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 11.30.2015 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

As he carefully negotiated the rickety, slippery stairs to street level, he narrowed his eyes against the snow. Suddenly, he stumbled, flaying his arms out of the pockets to hold his balance. He had almost stepped on what appeared to be a round bundle of dark clothing huddled into the corner of the last step. To his surprise, my uncle saw two small boys, the arms of the older child wrapped tightly around his little brother.

John Anderson, Oldest Remaining Survivor Of USS Arizona, Dead At 98

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

John Anderson, the oldest remaining survivor of the USS Arizona, which sank when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, died Saturday in R...

Military IDs 7 Pearl Harbor 'Unknowns' Using Dental Records

Associated Press | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, t...

Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

I have no issue with Benghazi being investigated; all the better to prevent future attacks. It is also understandable to be outraged at the deaths in Benghazi. But not if you felt no such outrage when embassy staff was killed under Bush. Or if you give Bush a pass on 9/11.

There's An 'Eerily Untouched' WWII Bomber Sitting In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

In February 1942, after America's first heavy bomber offensive raid of World War II, a bullet-riddled U.S. B-17E bomber crash landed in a remote ...

The Massive Oil Plume Beneath Pearl Harbor Isn't New, But It Is Shocking

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

Pearl Harbor was once known as Oahu's "bread basket" because it was such an important fishing area, teeming with ocean life. But since the constructio...

Why I Hope Our Youth Never Completely Understand Our Need to Remember Events Like September 11

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

As September 11 approaches, I find that a wash of memories and emotions have settled on me once again. Not vague, fuzzy memories but moments of intense clarity, where even the smells and sounds of that day are as clear as if it were happening today.

Atomic Bomb Survivors Share Testimonies & Reflections While Visiting Pearl Harbor

Amanda McCracken | Posted 08.13.2015 | World
Amanda McCracken

Years after charred corpses drifting in rivers and the smell of cremated bodies had drifted away, hibakushas carried with them the stigma (and ailments associated with radiation). Many Japanese feared the exposure to radiation might infect others.

USS Arizona Memorial Reopens After Boat Crashed Into Its Dock

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Visitors are once again going to the USS Arizona Memorial after the Navy finished repairing damage to a dock that kept the Pearl Har...

Boat Crashes Into USS Arizona Memorial In Pearl Harbor

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: 5/28 (HST) -- According to the National Parks Service, the Navy plans to have the damaged dock repaired by June 4. Normal tours will resume af...

Review: Morris Berman's New Book on Japan, "Neurotic Beauty"

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Neurotic Beauty: An Outsider Looks At Japan is a fine addition to a long list of books that attempt to explain Japan, what one observer has called the "most foreign of foreign countries."

The Untold Story of America's Tigers

Clara Macri | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Clara Macri

General Claire "Lee" Chennault was not only brave, he was cunning. He out-thought the Japanese Air Force at every turn and these exploits and the real-life heroes who surrounded him, and sometimes died for him, deserves to be told.

Pentagon Plans To Identify Hundreds Killed At Pearl Harbor

AP | Audrey MacAvoy | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklah...

Will Myanmar's Military Reform?

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

Does the country's future lie with Min Aung Hlaing or with Than Shwe? It's a question Myanmar will have to sort out for itself--but, in the meantime, the U.S. could be doing much more to tip the scales towards reform.

Vietnam War Veteran's Dying Wish To Visit Pearl Harbor Is Fulfilled

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people...