Prime targets for clandestine American operations in those days were not people Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein, but men like Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini. At this particular juncture, near the end of World War II and after having endured a great deal of opposition from the Pacific theater of the war, the target was none other than the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In early 1943, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto was acting commander in chief of the Japanese Navy. He also happened to be the man who planned the Pearl Harbor operation and was therefore probably the most hated man in America. Many Americans agreed the attack on Hawaii was a cowardly cheap shot by the Japanese and while it angered the country, it also brought us together…