Japan was actually involved in peace talks with the United States when it launched the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese wanted to secure their dominance in the Asian Pacific Region. Here are 10 interesting facts about Peart Harbor you might not know.
When five boats from the Japanese forces launched on November 25, 1941.
While the Japanese attack was massive, it was somewhat short-sighted.
Of those killed, 68 were civilians, and 35 civilians were wounded.
However, this did not go as planned. The Japanese issued a lengthy letter proclaiming an end to peace negotiations and implying war.
The goal of these coordinated attacks was to devastate the entire United States fleet in the Pacific.