Months after the attack many political figures and citizens wondered about warning signs and if there were indicators that may have identified a warning or imminent attack. As the attacks were analyzed a correlation between the attack on Pearl Harbor and New York City had indicators of imminent attacks.
In 1941, radio communications, teletype and Japanese military activities were known by analysts in Hawaii and relayed to USARPAC (United States Army Pacific) Headquarters. On January 27, 1941, American Ambassador Grew learned about a Pearl Harbor attack from Peru’s Minister to Japan, Richardo Rivera-Schreiber, but his warnings went unheeded. Australian “Island Watchers” also relayed communications of numerous boats and Japanese vessels passing through certain areas. It was also reported they appeared to be linking up in an area not usually utilized because of the coral reef surrounding that area and forming a massive armada. This information went unheeded when sent via Morse code.
At 0630 hours on December 7th, the USS Ward engaged and sunk a Japanese submarine off the Hawaii coast. This information was logged and nothing further alarmed Pacific
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President Obama’s administration officials stated, “President Obama was not happy with the timing” (Shane & Savage, 2010). Until the mindset of offending others is removed from the equation, there will be no progress in securing our borders or preventing terrorist attacks.
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Ohlemacher, S. (2010, March 7). Number of illegal immigrants hits 12M. Retrieved from http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8G6U2ko8
Shane, S., & Savage, C. (2010, June 28). In Ordinary Lives, U.S. Sees the Work of Russian Agents. Retrieved July 23, 2010, from New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/world/europe/29spy.html
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