I go and look at the Pearl Harbor Attack Investigations, under table of contents and click on, The Naval Court of Inquiry. When I do this only part of it comes up. In this case, A Brief Description. I try and download the document and that does not work. I read what did come up and felt that I understood, what conclusion the NCI did come to. It all made sense, at least it did to me. I did check on some of the naval doctrine, used in the NCI, this also seemed to be accurate. I also found the NSA's web page: Pearl Harbor Review - The Investigations, said the following about the NCI: The Naval Court of Inquiry, 24 July 1944-19 October 1944: A court of inquiry was convened in response to the same congressional act of 13 July 1944. The hearings made full use of MAGIC, though the testimony on it was classified and kept from the public. The findings of the inquiry completely exonerated Admiral Kimmel. Instead, Admiral Harold Stark, chief of naval operations at the time of Pearl Harbor, was blamed for failing to adequately advise Kimmel of the critical situation prior to the attack. (bold mine) Which was also my thinking, right or wrong after reading what was available. Other books, like Adm Richarson's Memiors, were also very critical of Adm Stark and FDR. It also suggested, that Gen Marshall and Adm Stark, asked for more time to get US Military forces ready, but this was ignored by Sec of State Hull, FDR and other members of his admin. I have also found the claim, that on Dec 15th, 1941, SecNavy Frank Knox, publicly tried to blame some of the Pearl Harbor Attack damage, on sabotage by the so-called 5th Columnists. This was not accurate and lead to more rumors, about people of Japanese decent. However, there was a real problem with 5th Columnists, right after the attack. Spreading false reports of enemy ship location and trying to send US Naval forces into a Japanese sub ambush. If info about the Pearl Harbor Disaster is confusing, perhaps the reason for that is, a lack of honesty, on the part of people like Knox.