This article recalls the earliest days of the Second World War when the U.S. wished to remain neutral and President Roosevelt, desiring to avoid scenes like the one pictured above, banned submarines from all belligerent countries from entering American ports.
"The President's action, following repeated warnings that submarines had been sighted off Maine, Florida and Alaska was unprecedented in United States history and started a wide controversy over its juristic implications."
Click here to read about the expanded roll that the U.S. Navy played during the Korean War.
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