Victory Program - Wikipedia The Victory Program was a military plan for the United States involvement in World War II submitted prior to the country's official entry into the war following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The plan was initially secret, but was famously exposed by the Chicago Tribune on December 4, 1941, 3 days before Pearl Harbor. America’s Victory Program ‹ HistoricWings.com :: A Magazine for Aviators, Pilots and Adventurers Predictably, the majority of neutrality-minded Americans were outraged. Hearings were scheduled in the Congress and Senate. It seemed that Roosevelt had found himself facing a political crisis — exactly as the Montana Senator wanted. What rescued Roosevelt’s reputation from double-dealing and possible impeachment, however, wasn’t fancy political maneuvering or a cover-up. Rather, Roosevelt’s Presidency was saved by the Japanese. The next day, on Friday, the House and Senate were alive with debate and outrage on the issue. Papers highlighting key aspects of the war plan were held up to emphasize the points made. Numerous speeches condemned the President. Passages were quoted, including the plan’s demand to mobilize 10 million men in uniform. Then the weekend came and the debate was put on pause. That Sunday, on December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. On Monday, America declared war on Japan. Amidst the shock of the events of Pearl Harbor, it seemed that everyone forgot about the Chicago Daily Tribune’s publication of the “Victory Program” — everyone that is, except Adolph Hitler.