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A decade of war in Afghanistan, in 50 pictures

Afghan War December 16, 2001: Anti-Taliban Afghan fighters watch several explosions from US bombings in the Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan

Full-scale replica of the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Nagato built from the original plans for the 1970 movie Tora! Tora! Tora!


Photo shows work being done on the Japanese Naval code J-25 by Station HYPO in Hawaii. The Japanese order to prepare for war was sent in J-25 prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, but decoders had been ordered to suspend work on the Naval code and focus efforts on the diplomatic code. Later, enough of J-25 was broken to be used as an advanced warning to the Japanese attack on Midway. NSA photo.

The U.S. Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor approximately one month prior to the Japanese attack. An aircraft carrier is also visible at the top of the row of battleships (left side of Ford Island in this photo). Thees carriers were away during the actual attack. US Navy photo.