08 decembrie 2019

How Eisenhower, armed with only a typewriter, planned the US response to Pearl Harbor


At almost the exact moment hundreds of Japanese planes dropped armor-piercing bombs on Pearl Harbor - killing thousands of Americans and damaging eight battleships in a deadly surprise attack - Brig. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower decided to take a nap.Eisenhower, as usual, was working through the weekend. But around noon on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, he yawned and shoved aside the paperwork spilling across his desk in San Antonio, where he served as chief of staff for troops stationed at Fort Sam [...]