[QUOTE=GuidoYaztremski;4884186]The attack at Pearl harbor was on the Navy not solely on civilians like 9/11I understand what mainland means. So you maintain that people's lives that were lost on the "mainland" were somehow worth more than those Americans who died on an island? Or is it just Americans who live in a state are worth more than those who live in a place not yet declared a state?.
Just because you suggest doesn't make it factualI would suggest, both.
Not that they didn't try though..Japanese determent was an unfortunate, but a quite understandable period in our history as a response to a devastating sneak attack on our own people. The Germans and Italians never attacked us on our own soil.
The largest invasion of American soil during World War II came in the form of eight Nazi saboteurs sent to the United States on a doomed mission known as Operation Pastorius. The menóall naturalized American citizens who were living in Germany when the conflict beganówere tasked with sabotaging the war effort and demoralizing the civilian population through acts of terrorism. In June 1942, U-boats secretly dropped the two four-man crews on the coast of Amagansett, New York, and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Each team carried up to $84,000 in cash and enough explosives to wage a long campaign of sabotage.
The men had orders to attack transport hubs, hydroelectric power plants and industrial facilities. But before a single act of sabotage could ever take place, the mission was compromised when George John Dasch, one of the saboteurs from the New York group, chose to turn himself in to the FBI. Dasch was heavily interrogated, and after two weeks the FBI successfully rounded up the remaining saboteurs. Six of the men were executed as spies, while Dasch and an accomplice were jailed for six years before being deported by President Harry Truman.