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Incidentally, while the attack may have surprised the Pacific Fleet, Washington had broken the Japanese code and was fully conversant with Yamamoto’s operational plans.

Many analysts believe that a miscalculation in the Gulf may well ignite an unwanted conflict between Iran and the US.

Subsequently, siding with allies in the World War I allowed it to take control of Germany’s colonies in the Pacific.

In 1937, following the Marco Polo Bridge incident, Japan found itself bogged down in a war with China that put extreme strains on its military capabilities and economic resources.

Many analysts believe that a miscalculation in the Gulf may well ignite an unwanted conflict between Iran and the US.

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