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Patricia A. O'Brien

Patricia A. O'Brien

Patricia A. O’Brien is a Visiting Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University; Adjunct Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.; and Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University.

COMMENTARY

80 years on, the attack on Pearl Harbor offers lessons for today | Opinion

By: - December 8, 2021

“Pacific Ablaze” read Australian papers on December 8 1941, as the world learned about the monumental events that unfolded only hours before. Japan had simultaneously declared war against the United States and Great Britain, then immediately launched stunning attacks spanning 6,400 kilometers (and the international date line) from Singapore to Hong Kong, Malaya, Bangkok, Guam […]