Annotated Text and Audio link to March 1st 1945 Yalta Speech

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wikileaks. Old News! See Amerasia Magazine

In early 1945, Amerasia Magazine published the title article above. It was a top secret document that had been purloined and leaked, most probably by John Stuart Service.


The FBI then raided the Amerasia offices and found a huge cache of top secret material. Unfortunately, the case against Service was botched and he never came to appropriate justice. In fact, he was reinstated and later wrote extensively in his own defense.

The notorious Joseph McCarthy used the Amerasia leak in his red-baiting rantings in the early 1950's.

A lot different than the current environment. The Amerasia leaks were quite similar in importance to those recently found on Wikileaks. Perhaps we've learned our lesson. Perhaps not!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that I found this blog and I thought you might like to read this article by Admiral McIntire that I posted on my site this afternoon. The admiral's article was published in COLLIER'S MAGAZINE 10 months after FDR's death, and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the matter:

    Matt Jacobsen