MYS185: In 1941, the US and Japan engaged in tense negotiations to avoid war, but failed. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss who was responsible for that failure; whether the failure was intended; and what role Soviet agent Harry Dexter White played in all this.
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Links for this episode:
- American Catholic History podcast
- John Koster’s book Operation Snow
- Trial of Harry Dexter White master’s thesis
- Koster’s Time article
- Pearl Harbor advance knowledge theory
- Britannica “Backdoor to War” theory
- Harry Dexter White
- Assassination attempts on Emperor Hirohito
- Hull note
- FDR speech (video)
- Japanese 14-part message
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