The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor Essay

825 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
December 7, 1941 is known to many as only of the bloodiest days in American history. This gruesome day now remembered as Pearl Harbor serves as a painful reminder of the horrendous tragedies of war and the catalyst for the United States’ entry into World War II. Despite, the bloody tale of how thousands of Americans were murdered and the morale of the United States was questioned, there exists some inconsistencies with the story of Pearl Harbor that many researchers and students dismissed when learning about the topic. The two largest inconsistencies with Pearl Harbor is the reason behind the Japanese committing to the attack and post-event description through American eyes. These two inconsistencies frequently pop up within conversations and lectures, and incorrectly convey what actually happened on December 7, 1941.

The bombing of Pearl Harbor cannot be classified as a terrorist attack by an evil empire trying to ensue mass pandemonium in the United States. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was actually a preemptive measure to stop any United States involvement in Japanese affairs. Furthermore, in G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash’s article, “The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War and the Home Front”, the traditional view of Pearl Harbor of being a terroristic attack is put to rest, and instead focuses on the relationship the United States held with Japan prior to the attack.

Contrary to what is mentioned in the traditional history…

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