MAGIC was the code name assigned by American intelligence to the interception, decoding, and translation of top secret information transmitted from the Japanese Foreign Office to its key personnel and allies worldwide. These intercepts, performed by cryptanalysts in the U.S. Army, eventually enabled American officials to predict Japanese actions with unprecedented accuracy.
This collection contains translations and summaries of the files that were given the highest security rating by the Japanese Foreign Office; the summaries were prepared primarily for Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Including reports from locations such as Germany, Russia, Turkey, and Thailand, this publication offers an Axis perspective from which to examine the war.
Since the activities of Japanese intelligence encompassed practically all aspects of the war, the scope of this publication is vast, including communiqués with top-ranking Axis officials, reports of the expenses of the Japanese army, and Japan's plans regarding possible surrender.
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