I have just concluded a major update to my ongoing “Timeline to War.” This includes references from the book “The Chief Culprit,” by Viktor Suvorov. I have written a high level overview of the book here. I now feel free to go back to the book and explore it in further detail.
I have also just finished another fascinating book, “The Imperial Cruise.” It is about a trip to Asia in 1905 made by Taft on behalf of Teddy Roosevelt. The purpose of the trip was to agree with Japan regarding Japan’s taking on the White Man’s burden (no, really!) in much of Asia. It was, of course, unconstitutional; it also paved the way for Japanese atrocities in Asia throughout the first half of the century.
Further, the book offers an overview of US atrocities in the Philippines and other such foreign adventures of the time. I will write about this book in the near future.