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Tag: Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2023

Doing It Until We Got It Right: A Short History of the Pearl Harbor Investigations

On December 7, 1941, Japanese naval aircraft swept in on an unsuspecting US Pacific Fleet and Army in the Hawaiian Islands and destroyed many American ships and aircraft. In a little over two hours, 18 warships—including eight battleships—and over 160 aircraft were knocked out of action. With Japan’s eastern flank secured, its forces would rampage through the rest of the Pacific virtually unopposed.

Dec. 19, 2014

Everyone Can be a Codebreaker and Codemaker at the National Cryptologic Museum

The NCM offers interactive displays that permit visitors to step into history. In fact, the NCM may be the only museum in the world where visitors can encrypt and decrypt their own messages - on authentic, working German Enigma machines.

Dec. 3, 2008

NSA/CSS National Cryptologic Museum Dedicates The Magic of PURPLE Exhibit

Today Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander Director National Security Agency/Chief Central Security Service dedicated the PURPLE exhibit at the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) located in Ft. Meade Maryland.