The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor because they thought they could get away with it. That calculation came perilously close to being correct.
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President Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan just weeks shy of the 71st anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb. He has no plans, however, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.
Five years in to the Obama administration, the president has never proposed shrinking any part of the federal government — except the clearly constitutional function of defending the peace.
The United States did not seek the role of defender of world peace. We were doomed to it by the events of the mid 20th century.