Gen john l dewitt dec 7 1941 pearl harbor attacked

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Lt. Gen. John L. Dewitt Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attacked. Dewitt is approached by commercial agricultural interests in Cal. He claims the removal is not necessary. Jan. 25, 1942, Roberts Report comes out: Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short are charged with dereliction of duty. Jan. 27, 1942 Dewitt changes his mind.Hiroshima n Nagasaki The world was never the same after the United States leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 with atomic bombs.HiroshimaAugust6,1945 Nagasaki, August 9, 1945Atom BombThe United States detonated the first thermonuclear weapon, or hydrogen bomb (using fusion explosives of theoretically limitless power) on November 1, 1952. The blast measured over ten megatons and
generated an inferno five miles wide with a mushroom cloud twenty-five miles high and a hundred miles across. thenature of warfare was forever changed.Soviet scientists successfully tested an atomic bomb on August 29, 1949, August 29, 1949 Soviet Union Explodes First Atomic BombContainment Policy In 1947, George F. Kennan, ambassador to the Soviet Union, laid out the philosophy the would underpin the U.S. policy during the Cold War.Kennan suggested that communism was an ideology and thus could not be destroyed, but only contained. The U.S. must attack with the “adroit and vigilant application of counter-force at a series of constantly shifting geographical and political points, corresponding to the shifts and maneuvers of Soviet policy.” Truman DoctrineThe “Truman Doctrine” directed the United States to actively support anti-communist forces around the world. The following is from President Truman’s March 12, 1947 address before a joint session of congress requesting support for anti-communist regimes in Greece and Turkey. President Harry S. Truman wanted tosupport Greek Nationalists who were resisting communist forces in Greece. Congressional leaders told Truman that the American public was tired of war and would not support going to war in Greece.On March 12, 1947, Truman went on national television and “scared the Hell out of the American people.”Truman painted the struggle between Communism and Democracy as a struggle between the forces of darkness and evil with the forces of light and goodness.He laid out the Truman Doctrine: It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.Unfortunately “free peoples” soon came to mean “anti-Communists.”Yalta Agreement Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin meet in Yalta (a resort in Crimea) to discuss the ending of World War II.All three leaders agree that both democratic leaders and communist leaders will be represented in post-war governments.They also agree that Germany and Hitler would have to give an “unconditional surrender.” Three months after the defeat of Germany, Soviet troops would move into China to pin down Japanese troops. The Cold War grew out of a failure to achieve a durable settlement among leaders from the

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