Jim Root Posted December 6, 2004 Share Posted December 6, 2004 (edited) By 1941 George Marshall's War Plans Division was in full swing preparing for the inevitable US entry into World War II. Tucked away in the "old munitions building" on Constitution Ave. in Washington DC, Marshall collected the best and the brightest the military had to offer. One of about a half dozen men who became part of his secratariat was Maxwell Taylor. As we all know Taylor was destined to achieve great success as a warrior but for now he was one of the elite that held the keys to access to Marshall. Also housed in the "old munitions building" was William Friedman's group of codebreakers. It has been said that perhaps as few as thiry men outside of his group had access to the "Magic" intercepts (Japanese diplomatic messages that had been decrypted). On Friedman's staff was a very small meek looking Japanese linguist named John B. Hurt. Maxwell Taylor was brought into the War Plans Division after several years of duty in Japan and the far east. While in Japan he had studied the Japanese language (just one of about a dozen languages he spoke fluently) and had translated numerous military publication into English that had been published by the Japanese Army, of course originally in the Japanese language. In fact the most recent material we had on Japanese tactics had been written by Taylor from these Japanese texts. Question: Could Taylor and John Hurt have known each other? Question: Could this have anything to do with Oswald's attempt at making the "Raliegh Call?" Jim Root Edited December 6, 2004 by Jim Root Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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