By Bruce Lee, Henry C. Clausen
“We may need possessed the genius to damage the crimson code, yet in 1941 we didn’t have the brains to understand what to do with it.” —Henry C. Clausen, distinctive investigator for secretary of warfare Henry L. Stimson
On December 6, 1941, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, commander in leader of the USA Pacific Fleet, guaranteed his employees that the japanese wouldn't assault Pearl Harbor. the subsequent morning, eastern providers steamed towards Hawaii to release essentially the most devastating shock assaults within the background of conflict, proving the admiral disastrously mistaken. instantly, an research begun into how the yankee army might have been stuck so unaware.
the result of the preliminary research didn't implicate who was once accountable for this intelligence debacle. Secretary of conflict Henry L. Stimson, knowing that high-ranking individuals of the army had supplied fake testimony, made up our minds to reopen the research through bringing in an unknown significant via the identify of Henry C. Clausen. Over the process ten months, from November 1944 to September 1945, Clausen led an exhaustive research. He logged greater than fifty-five thousand miles and interviewed over 100 army and civilian team of workers, eventually generating an eight-hundred-page record that introduced new proof to gentle. Clausen left no stone unturned in his dogged attempt to figure out who used to be really accountable for the catastrophe at Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor: ultimate Judgement unearths the entire eye-opening information of Clausen’s research and is a damning account of big intelligence failure. To this present day, the tale surrounding the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor stokes controversy and conspiracy theories. This booklet offers conclusive proof that exhibits how the U.S. army ignored such a lot of signs and the way it may possibly have kept away from the occasions of that fateful day.
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Emphasis extra) The final little bit of testimony I took from Fielder involved the intercepts I carried in my bomb pouch. Fielder stated that he had by no means identified in their lifestyles prior to December 7, nor had he identified the substance of the messages. the only exception was once the message in regards to the “destruction by way of [the] eastern Consul at Honolulu of codes and papers which was once comparable by way of Col. Bicknell on the employees convention on December 6, 1941. I gave this knowledge to Gen. brief a similar day. ” What may he have performed otherwise if he had noticeable those intercepts earlier than December 7? Fielder stated that he may have long gone to Alert quantity 2 rather than easily Alert number one. (Alert quantity 2 known as for readiness opposed to an enemy air assault, in addition to an alert opposed to sabotage. ) “It is my opinion,” stated Fielder, “that if Gen. brief had visible those messages ahead of December 7, 1941, he may have ordered Alert No. 2 with out my advice. it's my recollection that the Commanding normal ordered Alert No. 1 after which introduced it to the workers. ” Fielder had lined his flanks good. He may perhaps declare that Colonel Raley had didn't cross on important info to him. yet a reliable G-2 could have figured out from Raley what was once happening. Fielder may also make a similar declare opposed to Bicknell, yet back, Fielder didn’t need to know what was once occurring. He was once a one-man model of the 3 monkeys: see not anything, pay attention not anything, say not anything. i assumed his functionality as a G-2 used to be farcical. whilst I left his place of work, I knew his subsequent mobilephone calls will be to his army associates, asking them to assist foyer for his merchandising and a moment celebrity. yet he used to be the Army’s challenge; I nonetheless had paintings to do. The final stops I made prior to returning to Washington have been the workplaces of the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. I had long past to them past to learn via their clip records. whilst I acknowledged prior that i presumed common brief may need realized extra from the neighborhood papers than he may need discovered from Colonel Fielder, I wasn’t being facetious. I had counted thirty-two significant tales in either papers that had run among November 7 and December 6, 1941, and have been remarkably exact as to the country of Japanese–American international relations and jap aggression within the some distance East. most of these tales seemed within the the most important days among November 27 and December 6, and so they earned headlines comparable to those: U. S. –JAPAN TALKS damaged OFF AS HULL REJECTS APPEASEMENT—FULL hand over DEMANDED IN U. S. assertion [NOV. 27] EVACUATION SPEEDED AS PEACE FADES [NOV. 27] U. S. REJECTS COMPROMISE IN a long way EAST—WASHINGTON INSISTS ON upkeep OF established order, WITHDRAWAL FROM CHINA by means of JAPAN military [NOV. 29] KURUSU BLUNTLY WARNED state prepared FOR BATTLE—FOREIGN AFFAIRS specialists assault TOKYO insanity [NOV. 30] LEADERS name again TROOPS IN SINGAPORE—HOPE WANES AS countries FAIL AT PARLEYS … HAWAII TROOPS ALERTED [NOV. 30] U. S. military ALERTED IN MANILA—SINGAPORE MOBILIZING AS warfare stress GROWS [DEC. 1] JAPAN offers WEEKS extra TO NEGOTIATIONS—PREPARES FOR motion IN occasion OF FAILURE [DEC.