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A freshly declassified memo is shedding new light on a possible tip-off of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the White House’s slow reaction to it.
The 20-page document from the U.S. Naval Intelligence Office to Franklin Delano Roosevelt appears in a new book December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World.
The memo read: ‘In anticipation of open conflict with this country, Japan is vigorously utilizing every available agency to secure military, naval and commercial information, paying particular attention to the West Coast, the Panama Canal and the Territory of Hawaii.’
It also mentioned how the Japanese were bolstering their spy network and collecting ‘technical information’ for use by its Navy.
More than 2,000 Americans were killed on December 7, 1941, in the surprise attack by hundreds of Japanese war planes.