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2 Recent Books Provide Different Takes on the Firebombing of Tokyo
September 19, 2022

2 Recent Books Provide Different Takes on the Firebombing of Tokyo

By Francis P. Sempa
Malcom Gladwell’s “The Bomber Mafia” and James M. Scott’s “Black Snow” continue the debate over U.S. military actions at the end of World War II.

Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory
September 09, 2022

Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory

By Shaun O'Dwyer
In the long term, reconciliation efforts and growing commercial relations with Japan helped dim bitter Pacific War memories in Australia.
Thai Archival Find May Resolve Fate of Missing WWII US Flyer
May 19, 2022

Thai Archival Find May Resolve Fate of Missing WWII US Flyer

By Jerry Harmer and Tassanee Vejpongsa
The P-38 plane is believed to have crashed after being struck by lightning in November 1944.

UNESCO and Japan’s Rewriting of History
July 23, 2021

UNESCO and Japan’s Rewriting of History

By Mindy L. Kotler
At UNESCO, Japan lays bare the difficulties of achieving shared values within the Quad.

After Manila: the Law of Armed Conflict and Victor’s Justice
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.

Could the Destruction of Manila in 1945 Have Been Avoided?
February 13, 2021

Could the Destruction of Manila in 1945 Have Been Avoided?

By Robert Farley
The question vexed planners at the time, and has been debated extensively in the years since. 

Remembering the Battle of Manila, 76 Years Later
February 12, 2021

Remembering the Battle of Manila, 76 Years Later

By Robert Farley
The Battle of Manila was the largest urban contest of the Pacific War.
The Real Story of the Destruction of Force Z
December 10, 2020

The Real Story of the Destruction of Force Z

By Robert Farley
Even more than Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the two British battleships served to convince political and naval authorities of the pre-eminence of airpower in the Pacific. 

Divers in Southeast Asia May Have Found US Submarine Lost in WWII
September 16, 2020

Divers in Southeast Asia May Have Found US Submarine Lost in WWII

By Grant Peck
Divers believe they’d found the wreckage of the the USS Grenadier in the Strait of Malacca.

75 Years Later, 1 Million Japanese War Dead Still Missing 
August 14, 2020

75 Years Later, 1 Million Japanese War Dead Still Missing 

By Associated Press
The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan's military rampage across Asia.

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
August 03, 2020

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty

By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.
Kyrgyzstan’s Forgotten Role in World War II
May 08, 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s Forgotten Role in World War II

By David Prentice
In total, around 365,000 Kyrgyz were mobilized by the Soviet Union to fight against Nazi Germany.

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