Seventy-six years ago, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, America went to war. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover senior fellow and author of The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, discusses lessons learned from that conflict’s successes and failures and how they apply today.

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Published in: History, Military

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  1. Mister Dog Coolidge
    Mister Dog

    Great interview. I always enjoy VDH.

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  2. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    The mention of World War II deferments reminded me of a conversation I had with my parents when I was in college.  One of my professors, when he was a young man, had a draft exemption because he was a graduate student in the Manhattan Project.  He doctoral dissertation was classified for many years.  My Mother questioned if it was proper for a healthy young man to avoid military service.  My Father, who was in training at the end of the war and if the war had continued, would likely have been sent overseas, was OK with the young man not being in the military.

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