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This depends on the level of preparedness. The US was anticipating a Japanese attack at the command level, however the Admiral of the Pacific Fleet at the time thought it was from sabotage so took different defensive postures. The US was well aware that the Japanese were being forced into an attack, however the rank and file Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, were not informed. As Secretary of War Stimpson noted in his diary BEFORE the attack "The question was how we could maneuver them (the Japanese) into firing the first shot without too much danger to ourselves."

The US policy had been to maneuver the Japanese into an engagement in the Pacific to trigger war. In 1940 a general call up of US reservists and National Guardsmen had taken place and the US was beginning mobilization posture within the industrial base by the time the 7th of December attack began.

So at the leadership levels, the US was prepared for the attack, but the individual servicemen at Pearl Harbor were not.

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