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Originally posted by Matt1951
Hoover was President when these plans were drawn up. Hoover was a true humanitarian who had lived in London. My guess is the military drew up these plans as contingency plans without Hoover knowing about them. Someone crazy like a Dr Strangelove (Curtiss Lemay).
Originally posted by carpooler
And as for the Manhattan Project, it was a turncoat Brit, Klaus Fuchs, who stole the American uranium floor sweepings, and funneled them to Stalin. So, if Stalin got the bomb, from a turncoat Brit, then the Brits must have had a pretty good handle on the science also, IMHOl And they never helped pay the freight for Hanford or Oak Ridge either.
Originally posted by ChrisF231
reply to post by Matt1951
The US forces in the Philippines held out longer than any other Allied force against the Japanese. The Japanese were allotted 5 weeks to capture the Philippines, we held them off for 5 months before the fall of Bataan & Corregidor.
That's much longer than the British in Singapore & Hong Kong, the Dutch in Indonesia, or the French in Indochina. Heck, the Japanese pushed the British all the way back to India before Field Marshal William Slim (aka the Viscount Slim) took control of the British 14th Army and kicked the Japanese back to China. If you ever get the chance I highly suggest reading his book about the fighting in Burma. It's called "Defeat into Victory". Very good book.edit on 23-9-2011 by ChrisF231 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by annonymous1234
Don't make too much of a big deal over this. There were other War Plan (insert Colour here)s that the US had. Believe it or not I read all about this about a year ago while taking a dump. Was in a book called "uncle John's Bathroom reader". lmao
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Before the Six Day War in 1967, we had a plan to fight Israel. France was still their patron at the time.
After the war though, France abandoned them, and we took them in as a close ally in the Cold War.
These kinds of plans are not uncommon. We have CONPLANs even today that cover fighting anyone and everyone.
To fail to plan is to plan to fail.edit on 22/9/11 by MikeboydUS because: (no reason given)