BETTING AGAINST AMERICA with Smithsonian Associate Harry Yeide

Jun 6, 2024 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series

Smithsonian Associate Welcome to an enlightening program with our Smithsonian Associates Interview Series. Today, we are honored to host Harry Yeide, a distinguished national security affairs analyst and a respected author in the field of military history. With 27 years of experience as a federal government analyst, Mr. Yeide brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the geopolitical intricacies that have shaped our world.

Harry Yeide’s Smithsonian Associates presentation, “The Axis Powers and the Buildup to World War II,” promises to be a captivating exploration of the strategic decisions and miscalculations that led to one of the most significant conflicts in modern history. Drawing from original documents and firsthand accounts from German, Japanese, and Italian sources, Mr. Yeide will provide a unique perspective on the Axis Powers’ underestimation of America’s industrial might and strategic capabilities.

We will delve into the fateful attack on Pearl Harbor, examining how Japan’s attempt to protect its flank from the U.S. Navy set the stage for a colossal confrontation. Additionally, we will explore the early views of Hitler’s High Command, their lack of intelligence on American war policy, and the pivotal moments when Axis leaders realized that the United States and its allies were on the path to victory.

Betting Against AmericaThrough a “red team exercise,” Mr. Yeide will take us inside the minds of Axis leaders, offering a thought-provoking analysis of their strategic decision-making and the eventual realization of their defeat. This presentation will not only enhance our understanding of the Axis Powers’ wartime strategies but also underscore the importance of intelligence and foresight in military planning.

Please join me in welcoming Smithsonian Associate Harry Yeide who’ll be presenting at Smithsonian Associates coming up.  Please check out our show notes today for more details about Harry Yeide, his new book, “Betting Against America: The Axis Powers’ Views of the United States”: and his upcoming presentation at Smithsonian Associates, titled The Axis Powers and the Buildup to World War II,”  Harry Yeide guides us through this critical examination of the Axis Powers and their impact on World War II. Prepare to be engaged, informed, and inspired by his profound insights and meticulous research.

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