February 17, 2021
After Manila: the Law of Armed Conflict and Victor’s Justice
By Robert Farley
At the time, the defense of Manila was the single most consequential event of the Pacific War from the point of view of the law of armed conflict.
December 08, 2017
This 1925 Novel Inspired Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor
By Franz-Stefan Gady
A little known novel by a British naval analyst predicted a U.S.-Japan war, including a Japanese sneak attack on U.S. forces.
September 02, 2014
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
By Zachary Keck
The Pacific Realist responds to Ward Wilson about whether the atomic bombings of Japan saved lives or not.
June 14, 2014
Strategy 101: Know Thy Enemy, Know Thy Self
By James R. Holmes
Isoroku Yamamoto and Admiral Chester Nimitz's strategies were reciprocals of each other.
March 08, 2013
History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea
On the heels of Pearl Harbor, Allied forces were handed a crushing defeat by the Japanese. The battle has lessons for today’s military planners.