Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The 7th, in Color

So much is written about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that I don't think much more could be added here this year.

Instead, let's use the power of color to bring to the front one of the most important lessons of this attack. This isn't ancient history that is best looked at in the abstract. On the fading edge of living memory, but still every bit of why we were caught flat footed applies to what we do today.

Perhaps part of the problem is that we see it in grainy black and white photographs and a few bits of video. It seems a long time ago, an abstract.

From false assumptions, habits worn of peace, and the natural belief that bad things only happen to other people in other places - it is all there.

Crossposted at USNIBlog.

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