Lessons from 60 Years Ago

Ullman, Harlan
August 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2005, Vol. 131 Issue 8, p2
Conference Proceeding
This article focuses on various lessons that the world can learn from World War II. World War II offers many important and relevant insights that are applicable today to the United States' global war on terror and the greater Middle East. No war starts or ends in isolation. From World War I came the seeds of World War II. From World War II came the Cold War. Culture and ideology play a large, often dominant and usually hidden role in decisions over war and peace. Japan's high command saw no peaceful alternative to gaining access to the raw materials it desperately needed to fuel its economy and war machine.


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