'In mourning Nelson Mandela, I have a great personal regret: that he never contributed to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He told me that he wanted to do it and would do it. But time ran out on him.'
You could hardly escape reminders of it during World War II. And over the course of decades since, Dec. 7 has meant one thing to generations of Americans: Pearl Harbor. Unprovoked attack. The need to be prepared.