William Marsden, Postmedia News , August 14, 2013 "On June 7, 1942, the Chicago Tribune published an astonishing scoop that the Americans had known in advance the identity of the Japanese ships that were about to take part in what would become America’s most famous naval victory, the Battle of Midway.[...] Few would deny the serious threat that the Tribune story posed to the allied war effort. The story could have tipped the Japanese to the fact that the U.S. had cracked their codes. As recently released archives show, the government was eager to prosecute the reporter, newspaper and its owner Robert (The Colonel) McCormick. Yet it failed."