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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Dec 2021 3:27 p.m. PST

\When the first two attacks on Pearl Harbor took place, the Imperial Japanese Navy was taking notes. Japanese spies in Oahu watched as American planes hit the island from over the Koolau Range, and they sent the information back to Japan. Nine years later, the attackers came from Japan, and they dropped real bombs…

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Howler06 Dec 2021 8:35 p.m. PST

Now, that was something new to learn. Thanks

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

It should have been a wakeup call for the Navy -- and Pearl Harbor in particular. Instead the Navy cried foul and declared the exercise illegal, stating that it would have been on alert if the country were actually at war. It also said that a fleet like Yarnell's would have been exposed and damaged or destroyed in case of such an attack.

Why does this sound so familiar?


alexpainter07 Dec 2021 6:59 a.m. PST

Unfair? Well someone should've said to these admirals that in war ther's nothing as "unfair", otherwise you'll end as the major in "Hearthbreak Ridge", with every side of the exercise knew each other movements. War Games HAD to be unfair, so you can adapt to the enemy's, remember how in "The Dirty Dozen" they won against that arrogant general? (naturally in reality such a jerk would've been fired for having hindered a secret ops!)

Martian Root Canal07 Dec 2021 8:32 a.m. PST

@alexpainter – Not correcting your spelling of 'Heartbreak,' because I knew what you meant.

BUT…it got me to thinking about a possible Dark Ages scenario of a last stand of some Late Romans versus a horde of Picts called 'Hearthbreak Ridge.' LOL

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