1 - 1957 - USARPAC reorganized as a component of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM).

2 - 1941 - Imperial Conference decision to move South 

2 - 1942 - JCS approved a Pacific strategy for a dual army/navy attack. Nimitz to attack Guadalcanal, MacArthur to attack New Guinea, and both to attack Rabaul 

4 - 1941 - FDR warns in radio speech that the U.S. will "never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship."

5 - 1943 - Marines and Army troops land at Rice Anchorage, New Georgia, Solomon Islands. The 25th Infantry Division participates in the landings and subsequent campaign.

5 - 1945 - General of the Army Douglas MacArthur announces the liberation of the Philippine Islands.

6 - 1940 - FDR proposed concept of 3 Monroe Doctrines - for Americas, Europe, Asia

7 - 1950 - MacArthur proposes his plan to "compose and united" all Korea in a great counterattack, but Truman delayed approval until NK attack was stopped.

10 - 1951 - Panmunjon talks began in Korea, but settlement delayed by Stalin (until Stalin's death March 5, 1953)

16 - 1941 - Konoye resigns, reforms his 3rd Cabinet on July 18 to replace pro-Hitler Matsuoka, who urged attack on Russia, with Hiranuma as deputy PM. Pro-U.S. Toyoda becomes Foreign Minister to seek diplomatic solution

16 - 2005 - The 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division is activated. The brigade consists of the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry, 2nd Battalion, 377th Field Artillery, Special Troops Battalion 4th Brigade, 167th Support Battalion and Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 4th Brigade. All units are on Airborne (parachute) status.

19 - 1950 - Truman speech before Congress requested $10b for the "police action" and made radio speech to the American people that was vague and ambiguous - no mobilization for complete victory as in WWII
21 - 1942 - Japanese land and occupy Buna, New Guinea.

21 - 1944 - Guam is liberated and U.S. flag raised after 31 months occupation. Guam becomes Nimitz HQ for Central Pacific offensive 

22 - 1940 - Konoye leads his 2nd Cabinet - policy of "opportunism" to create "new order" with Manchukuo and Wang Ching-wei

23 - 1950 - MacArthur gives JCS the details of his Inchon plan 

24 - 1944 - Naval attack force lands Marines on Tinian, Marianas Islands.

25 - 1940 - FDR orders partial trade embargo on aviation fuel, lubricants, high-grade scrap

25 - 1941 - Japan announces Indochina as protectorate and begins military occupation of bases July 28 to prepare for invasions of Malay

26 - 1941 - FDR takes decisive action against Japan: 
- new Philippine command created under MacArthur
- Japanese assets in U.S. frozen
- crude oil embargo July 24; aviation gasoline added Aug. 1
- proposal for neutral Indochina also proposes a Chinese police corps with Japanese officers and a timetable for withdrawal of troops from China

26 - 1944 - Hawaii meeting with FDR, Nimitz, MacArthur 

26 - 1950 - MacArthur orders Gen Walton "Johnnie" Walker to "stand or die" at Taegu - Pusan defense force increased to 92,000 U.S. with 91,500 ROK and 1500 Brit vs. 98,000 NK

28 - 1943 - Japanese complete evacuation of Kiska, Aleutian Islands, without detection by United States forces.

29 - 1941 - Japanese occupy southern Indochina with French permission.

30 - 1944 - Naval task force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, northwest New Guinea, and on off-shore islands of Amsterdam and Middleburg.



United States Army Pacific postures and prepares Army forces, sustains and protects those forces in the theater, sets the theater, support the development of an integrated multi-domain Joint force, and builds military relationships that strengthen alliances and develop partner defense capacity in order to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.


General Robert B. Brown Commanding General

Robert B. Brown

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