Russians mark 80th anniversary of Pearl-Harbor and one of the most brilliant contemporary Russian military historians Alexey Isaev wrote a piece titled The Art of Waking Up a Giant for TASS. A very good graphics is provided, like this:
Scott Ritter also marked this sad anniversary with putting events leading to Pearl Harbor in historic context and projecting them onto present America's geopolitical conundrum and it is difficult to disagree with him:
The next Pearl Harbor is as inevitable as it is avoidable. Both outcomes rely on the collective discernment of the American people when it comes to the world it lives in, and how our collective behavior impacts this world, for better or for worse. The choice is ours to make. Unfortunately, if history is our judge, fear will trump intellect yet again. This is the true legacy of Pearl Harbor.
But no matter what one says, it is 80th of this dramatic historic event which had massive long-lasting geopolitical ramifications, and it is only normal for us today to remind ourselves what a horrible thing war is and recall with sadness those servicemen and civilians of Pearl Harbor and of the US Navy who perished that day. It was indeed a Date Which Lives in Infamy.