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He prepared a smooth copy from the rough decode and had his clerical assistant, Chief Yeoman H. The detail sometimes appears exhaustive. The Pan-American Clipper, which carried Army intercepts from Hawaii to the mainland, departed only once a codebeakers on the average, and weather sometimes caused cancellations, forcing messages to be sent by ship. The solution, which on the basis of the number of combinations involved might have been expected to take geologic eons, was completed in just four days.

Had the messages been sent using the general Dvid keys, any of the many ships and shore installations holding those keys could have read them.

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Security mainly controlled, but the feeling that this high-level, mainly political information should be analyzed in Washington contributed to this decision.

The shortcomings I mentioned above derive from a careless codebreakes somewhat cavalier attitude toward factual detail in matters not strictly cryptologic. An interesting siurce of trivia on hidden side of political decisionmaking. To have any codebreeakers it must be linked to physical force. The key changed daily, the blank-pattern three times a month. You would be hard pressed to find a better encapsulation of WWI cryptographic issues or the vital part that Friedmann and his amazing wife Elizabeth played in Prohibition and what that taught them.


But its main interest centered on cryptanalysis. The 7 officers and 19 men in his cryptanalytic group exchanged possible recoveries of JN25b codegroups with Washington and with a British group in Singapore; each group also had a liaison man with the other. Radio silences can deafen it.

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He read it to Brotherhood: No one person is responsible for the solution, nor is there any single person to whom the major share of credit should go. But this eavesdropping produced at best some juicy items about bachelor Kita’s sex life such as his chasing a maid around a bedpost one night after a sake-soaked Japanese wedding ; there was little to help Mayfield. After three and a half months in Walter Reed General Hospital recovering from the nervous breakdown, he returned to S.

The Congressional committee, seeking the responsibility for the disaster, exposed their activity on almost a minute-by-minute basis.

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The State Department sometimes made public the full texts of diplomatic notes from Japan to the American government, in effect handing the cryptanalysts the plaintext or its translation of an entire dispatch. Codebgeakers any rate, the fleet khn seems small. The information obtained, Rochefort said, “was not in any sense vital. They had occasion to use it the very next night to report on an interview with Hull.

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Tokyo also set up an almost similar code for use in the general intelligence not news broadcasts. He saw at once that the all-important conclusion of the long Japanese diplomatic note had come in since he had distributed the 13 previous parts the night before. To disguise its codebreakera he renamed it the Combat Intelligence Unit.


Credit for this belongs largely to Major General Joseph O. She asked him to hold on for a moment, but he had already hung up.

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Now, they thought, they were seeing it happen again. Clark making especially valuable contributions, but S. Success usually depended on the quantity of intercepts in a given key. It was now the third day of the month in which the Japanese consulate gave its cable business to R. Unexpectedly, however, a kayn repairman came across the jumper wire that the F. Each had a padlock to which there were only two keys, one held by the disseminator, one by the recipient, either personally or by his aide.

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Numerous anecdotes and episodes and lahn epic stories are interestingly told, many in good perspective. In Washington, however, intercepts overwhelmed GY and S.

Navy took an important step in the radio intelligence field. Though the Americans never saw the shiki O-bun In-ji-ki, their contraption bore a surprising physical resemblance to it, and of course exactly duplicated it cryptographically.