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Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR's…

Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR's White House Triggered Pearl…

by John Koster

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The role of Harry Dexter White in promoting war between Japan and the United States, at the bidding of Stalin as a way to protect the Soviet Union from a two-front war. Very useful analysis of the upper levels of Japanese government and power centers in the years running up to Pearl Harbor. White managed to manipulate his boss Henry Morganthau and through him FDR. His efforts culminated in the "Hull Memorandum" which was effectively and ultimatum which no sovereign government could have accepted. He pushed the Japanese emperor and cabinet to a decsion for war, a war they knew they could not win, at a time when the US Military and the Japanese government did not want war. ( )
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To Sergeant John Cordes, United States Army Air Corps;

Petty Officer Harold Traber, United States Navy;and Ensign Takeo Obo, Imperial Japanese Navy - the uncle I never met, the cousin who once saved my life, and the brother-in-law who explained the other side to me.
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Recently declassified evidence and never-before-translated documents tell the real story of the day that FDR memorably declared would live in infamy, exploring how Joseph Stalin and the KGB used a vast network of double agents and communist sympathizers--most notably Harry Dexter White--to lead Japan into war against the United States, proposing Soviet involvement behind the bombing of Pearl Harbor.… (more)

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