Comment: Great article, Justin. However, it was pretty common knowledge

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Great article, Justin. However, it was pretty common knowledge

even in 1941 that FDR maneuvered us into war with Japan. The circumstantial evidence was always there in plain sight; ALL US aircraft carriers safely out at sea, General Billy Mitchell's warning about the vulnerabilities of Navy ships to aircraft attack, the Secretary of War refusing all suggestions by the Army and Navy flag officers at Pearl to beef up security. FDR really wanted to fight Germany, but the strength of the German Bund and the "America First" movements in the US prevented him from taking on Germany directly. FDR near a declaration of war on Japan would force Hitler to declare war on the US, which he did.