Its a legacy of a funny coincidences that allowed the destruction of the pacific fleet. Interestingly the military took the hit in 1941. In 2001  the US population took the brunt of destruction. The greatest generation battle ended in 4 years. Now we have the military fighting the truth with a long battle with victory impossible.
Even now the military has plans for indefinite detention of US citizens. It appears the US military is turning into a cancer that is going to eat the body that it sprang from. It appears to be a parasite that has grown too big. With shrinking resources and the military industrial complex desire for growth the US citizen is becoming a victim.
In a great line of victims perhaps our time has come. Good Luck