Was the downing of Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto’s plane an
“assassination”? If British commandos had succeeded in the plan to kill German Gen. Erwin Rommel (bottom) in Libya in 1941, would that have been an assassination? (Photo by Associated Press)
‘Gosh!’ Says Roosevelt
On Death of Yamamoto The New York Times
May 22, 1943
President Franklin Roosevelt was truly astonished when told by a reporter that Adm....