Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Comment by mr tal on September 25th, 2017 at 5:39 pm

I question the use of the word “pre-emptive” is that truly a neutral word? to make it seem “excusable or needed” IN CONFLICT with the content quotation “was certain any attack on the United Kingdom’s colonies would inevitably bring the U.S. into the war.[2] A pre-emptive strike appeared the only way Japan could avoid” THE ONLY… or not attack british also AVOIDS. if CAREFUL about offending JAPANESE born after the war, then EQUALLY SENSITIVE TO AMERICANS as i was offended reading JUSTIFYING THIS VIOLENCE. when we consider the “only” way to avoid is “NOT ATTACK brits” then this justification “preemptive” is not only inaccurate but also anti-neutral and OFFENDING words.
instead state the facts “japanese aircraft entered US base and dropped bombs” see below, the facts no justifying nor excusing violence. i suggest the edit without passive grammar moving the phrases:
“The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941. The Empire of Japan’s Imperial Japanese Navy, came to the United States Pacific Fleet base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Two etc.”
much thanks.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on September 26th, 2017 at 9:39 am

Thank you, Mr Tal, for your comment. You make a good case for removing the word “pre-emptive.” “Surprise attack” seems more appropriate, and the text will be revised accordingly.
With regard to the passage concluding that “A pre-emptive strike appeared the only way Japan could avoid U.S. interference in the Pacific,” further revision is also necessary.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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