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Remembering Pearl Harbor: The Attack That Cost Japan Its Empire

MIN READDec 7, 2014 | 14:00 GMT

Sailors stand amid wreckage watching as the USS Shaw explodes on Dec. 7, 1941, at the Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor.
Sailors stand amid wreckage watching as the USS Shaw explodes on Dec. 7, 1941, at the Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor.

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Japan's territorial gains in the aftermath of Dec. 7, 1941, were startling, but overreach and the empire's inherent weaknesses led ultimately to defeat....

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