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Then-Capt. Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval attache to the US, with US Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur in the late 1920s.

Here’s how the US pulled off a daring mission to take out the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor

The US advance into Japanese-held territory in the Pacific started slowly, but by 1943, US forces were in position for vengeance.

Photos show the Battle of Savo Island, a brutal US Navy defeat that stranded thousands of Marines on Guadalcanal

The Allies would end up losing four heavy cruisers and suffered more than 1,000 casualties.
Spectators watch a FIFA World Cup Qualifying match between Australia and the Solomon Islands at Lawson Tama Field in Honiara, on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, September 6, 2005.

A World War II battleground is now another flash point in China’s influence campaign in the Pacific

China has been building partnerships and providing aid to countries around the Pacific. Now its investment in Guadalcanal, an island not far from Australia, is the site of Western efforts to counter Beijing.