Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

Pearl Harbor's Overlooked Answer

By Jonathan Parshall and J. Michael Wenger
December 2011
The element of surprise on 7 December 1941 had a key ingredient: the astoundingly rapid evolution of Japanese carrier capability.
Mary Evans Picture Library/Robert Hunt Library

A Grim December

By Jonathan Parshall
December 2011
As the bombs echoed at Pearl, Japan unleashed a Pacific onslaught from the Philippines to Malaya.
Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

Red River Fiasco

By Noah Andre Trudeau
December 2011
It’s not that David Dixon Porter took a knife to a gunfight in 1864—but that he took his heaviest warships to a river fight.