More than 70 years have passed since the Pearl Harbor incident, but people are still thinking about the war tragedy of that year, and people always think of the mysterious topic: did the president of the United States know in advance that Japan was going to attack Pearl Harbor? If the answers to these historical questions of the US military have not yet surfaced, an article published by the US magazine insight a few days ago is undoubtedly a heavy bomb thrown at the Pearl Harbor Incident: at that time, the Soviet Union was worried that Japan would launch an attack on the Soviet Union from the eastern line, causing the Soviet Union to fall into the dilemma of fighting on the eastern and Western lines, so it activated the huge spy network already installed, The Pearl Harbor Incident broke out by manipulating the United States and Japan to fight in advance.
Herbert romestin, a famous American intelligence expert, published a new book “the secret of vinona”, which revealed the latest results of his research: in order to master Japan’s military trends, the Soviet Union cultivated a huge spy network in Japan to ensure that the Soviet Union was not attacked by Japan.
On the contrary, if Japan took the initiative to attack the United States, it would be something the Soviet Union wanted.
This book is co authored by Rome Steen and former congressional investigator and veteran reporter Eric brendier.
Their conclusion is extremely explosive: the Soviet Union even installed a senior agent within the U.S. government, which paved the way for Japan’s air attack on Pearl Harbor.
Henry dixter White was an American “New Deal” economist and one of President Roosevelt’s most trusted economic advisers.
Later, he was proved to be a Soviet spy.
The latest evidence shows that White received instructions from the top of the Soviet Union and put forward a large number of policy suggestions against Japan to Roosevelt, which is the key factor for the war between the United States and Japan.
For White’s spy identity, the U.S. intelligence service did not detect it until later.
In 1946, FBI Director Hoover wrote to then President Truman, claiming that white was a Soviet spy that could not be underestimated.
Two years later, the US House of Representatives held a hearing on whether white was a spy or not, but white’s spy identity did not reach a final conclusion until the mid-1990s.
The US intelligence department has a secret “vinona project”, which is specially responsible for intercepting and deciphering important messages of foreign policies.
In the mid-1990s, the United States declassified a number of documents, including a large number of secret messages intercepted by the Soviet government.
Historians, including romestin, were surprised to find that white’s name appeared many times in these secret messages.
After studying the “Winona secret”, scholars believe that white’s spy identity can be clearly seen through these documents.
“We have enough evidence to prove that white has been cooperating with the Soviet intelligence service,” said John, an expert on the political history of the 20th century in the US Congress Romestin also pointed out that the “Winona secret document” proved that the Soviet Union agreed to pay tuition fees for White’s daughter who went to a private school and gave other valuable gifts to the white family.
At the same time that the “Winona secret” was declassified, a former US intelligence officer blew a new Insider: white urged the US government to adopt a tough policy towards Japan, which is actually an important part of a secret Soviet plan – “snow plan”.
At that time, the Soviet Union was worried that Japan might attack it from the Far East, and the situation in 1940 and 1941 increasingly made it clear that Japan would either attack the Soviet Union or the United States, one of the two, and it was more likely to attack the Soviet Union.
Vitaliv Pavlov, Deputy Minister of the Soviet secret intelligence agency, admitted in an article published in an intelligence magazine in 1995 that he had handed white a note in 1941, which listed the main points of Soviet foreign policy and urged white to “sell” these policies to the U.S. government.
These policies include: the United States urges Japan to withdraw all its troops from China immediately.
Not long after white met Pavlov, on November 26, 1941, the US Secretary of state really called the top level of the Japanese government to urge Japan to withdraw its troops from China.
However, instead of withdrawing its troops, Japan challenged the United States two weeks later and created the tragedy of air strikes on Pearl Harbor.
Romestin studied White’s memo and found that it was surprisingly consistent with Pavlov’s description of white.
The Pearl Harbor incident was a “godsend” for the Soviet Union.
Pavlov wrote in his recall article: Although Sochi had provided information that Japan would not attack the Soviet Union, the possibility of attack could not be ruled out until the United States entered the war.
So it seems that the Soviet Union, eager to let the United States participate in the Far East War, did a lot of tricks behind this incident.
In addition, according to the former Soviet Union intelligence plan research expert Steven Schwartz, compared with the Germans, they are more worried about the Japanese, because the Russo Japanese war broke out in 1905 ended in the rout of the Russians.
In June 1941, he tore up the Soviet German peace agreement and launched an attack on the Soviet Union.
For the Soviet Union, it became extremely important to avoid war with Japan, because the Soviet Red Army did not have the strength to fight on the East and West lines.
Fortunately, after years of efforts, the Soviet Union established a spy network in Japan, led by Richard Sochi dressed as a Nazi German journalist.
According to historical data, in September 1941, when Sochi reported to the senior level of the Soviet Union that Japan was preparing to attack the United States rather than the Soviet Union, the senior level of the Soviet Union was relieved and finally made up its mind to quickly transfer the 30 or 40 army divisions deployed in the Far East to Moscow to compete with the German army and finally win.
At the same time, many Soviet officials have been worried that the Japanese would change their mind to attack the United States, because Germany has been trying to lure Japan to attack the Soviet Union from the east to ease the pressure on the German army.
According to Sochi, at that time, the United States and Japan were still in secret negotiations, hoping to reach an agreement on peaceful coexistence with Japan.
If the agreement is reached, the Soviet Union will be in a very disadvantageous position, because the United States and Japan may coordinate anti Soviet policies.
The historian Fleming published an article saying that although he was not sure that the many spies placed by the Soviet Union in the U.S. government during World War II must have influenced Roosevelt’s decision-making, it was true that they passed on the ideas of Roosevelt and other senior officials to the Soviet Union.
In view of the history at that time, some scholars raised such a question: if the United States did not strongly urge Japan to withdraw from China in November 1941, could the United States and Japan really be avoided.