Increased Air Security after the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Increased Air Security after the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a major event in the history of the United States (U.S.). The simplest elaboration of this traumatic event and the effects that reformed the way American’s viewed the security of the heavens is the goal. There are numerous events that transpired before, during, and after the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The ambition of this essay is to in the most simplistic of elaborations is to produce the different methodology that was applied to air security following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The achievement of this goal will be dispersed into three different sections. The three sections will illustrate the United States mentality in regards to air security prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the actual attack made by the Empire of Japan, and the change of policies regarding air security following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As stated previously this first topic is dedicated to showing the naive mentality that the United States possessed prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In May of 1940, the main part of the U.S. fleet was transferred to Pearl Harbor from the West Coast (Heritage). There was numerous mooring and docking areas for ships, Pearl Harbor had already long been under construction to transform it into a major naval base (Heritage). From a security standpoint there were two elements that were detrimental for Pearl Harbor (Heritage). The first being that the area was restricted, thus preventing the distribution of its warships (Heritage). The second was that the opening to the sea was a single constricted channel (Heritage). The new arrival of Army and Navy personnel was quite upsetting to the locals of the area (Heritage). The facts are that the fleet’s alacrity was severely handicapped, the security was almost nonexistent, and the overall morale was sadly depressing (Heritage). These problems were being addressed between 1940-1941 (Heritage). Time...
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