World War II:
In 1942 shortly after the Battle of Midway was won by undermanned, underplaned, and desperate American forces, the Chicago Tribune published the fact that the US was reading Japanese Naval Codes. This paper and to others which published this info were virulently anti FDR, isolationist republican papers. The Navy wanted the reporter arrested as a spy.The Current War:
In fact the battle had been won because knowing where the Japanese were, and there approximate arrival time gave the US the chance to have the right planes in the air at the right time, and in the right place from our two good carriers left, and one severely damaged carrier (which would be sunk) to whack the Japanese fleet which was 2-3 times the size of ours.
The government's collection and analysis of phone and Internet traffic have raised questions among some law enforcement and judicial officials familiar with the program. One issue of concern to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has reviewed some separate warrant applications growing out of the N.S.A.'s surveillance program, is whether the court has legal authority over calls outside the United States that happen to pass through American-based telephonic "switches," according to officials familiar with the matter."
Are you kidding me?
This is NOT Vietnam we are toying around with. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, even if it's Christmas.
What's it going to take to get thru to these morons? LA desolated? Read the Entire Article
(Cross posted on A Deeper Look).