General George C. Marshall

Historian David McCullough tells a story of teaching a graduate history class at Harvard University and asking the students if they knew who George Marshall was. None raised their hands. Finally, one student  inquired, “Did he have something to do with the Marshall plan?” Read more >>

Though war with Japan was expected momentarily, and four carriers of the Imperial Navy were ominously unaccounted for, no one thought to protect our most important Pacific base from surprise attack. Why?