So in World War II, why were Japanese-Americans allowed to join the U.S. Army if they were considered the enemy? Am I missing something here?
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Yes you are missing something.
- equalLv 74 weeks ago
there is a dilemma the USA is populated by diversity it has many roots who is the enemy ? the old country is the enemy who do you love the most 243 years is not yet up rooted how do you know who is loyal to who its a hard decision is trust
- LônLv 74 weeks ago
I thought they were interned in camps.
- Kid MohawkLv 44 weeks ago
Japanese Americans had already had an establish record of service in the US military by the time WW2 came around, as Japanese migrants tended to push their sons into service as a means to get ahead. Following the start of the war, J/A's from Hawaii were viewed as more trust worthy, while mainland J/A's were reluctant to fight since they were being locked up. But the US needed as many bodies as they could throw at the enemy, along with people who could actually speak the enemy's language, so accepting J/A's became more standard.
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- Lorna DuneLv 54 weeks ago
You're missing the word "American". More often than not, Japanese-Americans were either sent to fight in Europe or had stateside assignments, like translations or listening outposts.
BTW, Many German-Americans served in our military also.
- JameyLv 74 weeks ago
Japanese-American means they have American citizenship so how is that confusing.