Japanese naval forces opened the Russo-Japanese War with a sneak attack on Russian ships at Port Arthur in February 1904. More »
In an undeclared war on the Mongolia-Manchukuo border in 1939, the Soviets unleashed a combined arms assault on the Japanese. More »
When the Russian and Japanese armies faced off at Mukden, Manchuria, in February 1905, both nations understood what was at stake. The Russians faced revolution at home, while the Japanese were reaching the end of their tether. More »
Reeling from two atomic bombs, the Japanese were physically and psychologically un-prepared for a massive invasion from communist Russia. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.