Scuttlebutt Episode 114: Author Dale Jenkins Talks WWII Diplomacy And Its Continuing Effects



This week’s guest is Dale A. Jenkins, author of the soon-to-be-released book Diplomats And Admirals. With a background in foreign relations, this former “tin can” sailor has taken a fascinating look into the complicated relationships and poor advice that shaped United States involvement in World War II during the year between the Pearl Harbor attack and the Battle of Midway.

This episode starts at the early days of the war in the Pacific and morphs into an intriguing discussion on how the geo-political ramifications of the war still affect the world today – most noticeably in dealings with nations like China and Russia.

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2 thoughts on “Scuttlebutt Episode 114: Author Dale Jenkins Talks WWII Diplomacy And Its Continuing Effects”
  1. In an all-out war yes carriers are very vulnerable. But in limited war, "hot peace," keeping the peace–aircraft, particularly manned aircraft, are much more flexible and adaptable than missiles.

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