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  • Not Exactly SEA History, But...

    ...close enough.

    Before Soleimani, there was Yamamoto. But the history is very different.


    Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of Japan's Combined Fleet, in Japan on Dec. 12, 1941. (AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS)By Ian W. Toll

    Qasem SoleimaniMidway, which ended in a disastrous naval defeat in June 1942. Earlier in his career, Yamamoto had studied English at Harvard and served as naval attache in the Japanese Embassy in Washington. Although Americans did not know it at the time, he had argued strongly against starting the warconclusion, the admiral planned to visit Japanese troops and air bases in Bougainville and the northern Solomon Islands. A detailed itinerary for his tour of inspection was radioed to Japanese commands throughout the region on April 13.

    The signal, encoded in a Japanese naval cipher, was intercepted by several Allied radio listening stations. Within 18 hours, codebreakers in Pearl Harbor and Washington had decrypted and translated its key elements, including the specific information that Yamamoto would travel in a Mitsubishi G4M bomber escorted by six A6M Zero fighters and would arrive in Ballale, an island off southern Bougainville, at 0800 Tokyo time.

    Edwin T. Layton, the Pacific Fleet intelligence officernotedhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...ery-different/
    Last edited by harrymsmarkle; 01-13-2020, 04:12 PM.

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    ^

    Hate to break it to you dude but America has been at war with Iran for 40 years now.
    God, the panic within the Dems, MSM, and left must be horrifying...realizing that Joe is really the best they've got.

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      Originally posted by Boon Mee View Post
      ^

      Hate to break it to you dude but America has been at war with Iran for 40 years now.
      ...so, trying out non sequiturs now......

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Boon Mee View Post
        ^

        Hate to break it to you dude but America has been at war with Iran for 40 years now.

        Actually, much longer than that.

        Invented boogieman have a very long shelf life.

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