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Kimmel, Short, and Pearl Harbor: The Final Report Revealed

In late 1995 amidst heated debate over the blame placed on Rear Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and Maj. Gen. Walter C. Short for the devastation of the attack on Pearl Harbor and their subsequent demotions, the Department of Defense ordered its own investigation into the matter. The first to be conducted outside the Army and Navy establishment and the only official inquiry into restoring Kimmel and Short to the ranks they held prior to the attack, the investigation took a fresh look at the entire controversy. Called the Dorn Report after Edwin Dorn, the then-undersecretary of defense who led the investigation, the report found Kimmel and Short guilty of errors of judgement but not solely responsible for the catastrophe and did not recomment restoring their ranks.

This book presents the complete report issued by the investigators; added commentary by Fred Borch and Daniel Martinez will help readers understand what it all means. Borch was the Army's representative on the team that conducted the investigation and one of three writers of the report. His firsthand knowledge contributes significantly to the analysis presented here. Martinez, a park historian at the USS Arizona Memorial and acknowledged expert on the attack, lends an important historical perspective to this book. With its authoritative analysis and summary of events, this well-documented record of who knew what and when argues that Kimmel and Short may not have been able to defeat the Japanese, but they could have inflicted more damage had they been ready on that fateful December day in 1941.

215 pages. Made in the USA.

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Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.