The Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor

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In this case report I will examine the reasons why the United States failed to predict the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Relevant literature demonstrates that the U.S. did predict a war. In fact, it is argued that the U.S infiltrated the war through means of strategy and manipulation of persuasions within Japanese politics. Some of the tactics used included the use of negotiations and sanctions which inevitably forced Japan to initiate war.
This case report demonstrates that the direct cause of failing to predict Pearl Harbor was due to uncertainty of the target (where) and of the method (how) that was to be used.
This Case Report will demonstrate that these failures were caused by problems related to the collection, analysis, and management of U.S. intelligence.
In conclusion, this Case Report will endeavor to highlight the importance of historical lessons for Intelligence Analysts and officers in dealing with future contingency.

Introduction
The objective and purpose of this Case Report is to endeavor to examine and outline the reasons why the U.S. was unable to predict the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7,1941, by Japanese Imperial forces.
Based on the relevant literature, this Case Report will demonstrate that the U.S did in fact predict the onset of War with Japan and further address the belief of US Intelligence that the Japanese would be the first to initiate War. This assumption was based on the deterioration of U.S- Japanese relations prior to
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