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How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor | The National Interest Blog

How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor | The National Interest Blog

Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind.

This time, the target wasn’t a terrorist. It was the Japanese admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor operation. But the motive was the same: payback for a sneak attack on the United States.

In early 1943, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander in chief of the Japanese Navy, was one of the most hated men in America. He was seen as the Asian Devil in naval dress, the fiend who treacherously struck peaceful, sleeping America. And when the United States saw a chance for payback in April 1943…

Source: How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor | The National Interest Blog