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Although some foretell Japan’s attack, a few were in denial

  • NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND

    Both the USS Saratoga, foreground, and the USS Lexington participated in the annual Army and Navy exercises in 1932, when a mock attack on Oahu was staged.

There were plenty of indicators that Japan could attack Hawaii and Pearl Harbor. But in 1941 many in the American military, government and public didn’t want to believe that it would happen. Read more

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