EXHIBIT NO. 8 (HART INQUIRY)
TOP SECRET
November 27, 1941.
From: CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
Action: CINCAF, CINCPAC.
Info: CINCLANT, SPENAVO.
272337.

This despatch is to be considered a war warning X Negotiations with Japan looking toward stabilization of conditions in the Pacific have ceased and an

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aggressive move by Japan is expected within the next few days X The number and equipment of Japanese troops and the organization of naval task forces indicates an amphibious expedition against either the Philippines Thai or Kra Peninsula or possibly Borneo X Execute an appropriate defensive deployment preparatory to carrying out the tasks assigned in WPL46 X Inform District and Army authorities X A similar warning is being sent by War Department X Spenavo inform British X Continental districts Guam Samoa directed take appropriate measures against sabotage.


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