Here begins an entire series of blog entries, extracts with my commentary from previous items as seen at the isegoria.net Internet web site.
NOT in any chronological or topical order, see that listing from isegoria.net as posted..
Blog entries dealing with The Second World War, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Japanese, and Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
Thank you in all instances to iserogia.net.
"A Surprise of Capability"
"Pearl Harbor wasn’t a surprise of intent, Shannon Love says. It was a surprise of capability"
"Yamamoto surprised the US Navy in two ways: Firstly, he completely inverted the controlling doctrine of the entire Japanese Navy. Secondly, he developed technology to enact that doctrine before anyone else thought to do so."
JAPANESE NAVAL DOCTRINE IN THAT PERIOD PRIOR TO 7 DECEMBER 1941 IN CASE OF WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES AS ENUNCIATED AND PLANNED FOR:
"a US fleet would arrive in or near Japanese home waters, where a single decisive battle would take place in which one fleet or the either would be annihilated and the war would then come to a negotiated end. In such a conflict, long-range vessels would be unnecessary. This doctrine arose in part because prior to the 1930s Japan would have been hard-pressed to get enough oil to fight a long-range conflict."
"Technological limitations" as posed a problem to the Japanese Navy prior to 7 December that needed to be overcome to include:.
(1) "Fueling long-range operations,"
(2) "developing air-dropped torpedoes that wouldn’t bottom out in the relatively shallow water of Pearl Harbor"
(3) "developing air-dropped bombs that could reliably penetrate the armor of capital ships."
"Like competent baseball coaches, Kimmel and Short had covered all their bases. Unfortunately, the Japanese were playing football."
ACCORDING TO THE BRITISH INTELLIGENCE OFFICER COLONEL HUGHES-WILSON THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR BEST SEEN AS A SIDE-SHOW? SUBSEQUENT JAPANESE NAVAL AND MILITARY ACTIVITY IN THE AFTERMATH OF PEARL HARBOR DIRECTED AT MALAYA, DUTCH EAST INDIES AND THE PHILIPPINES. THOSE TARGETS AND OBJECTIVE MOST IMPORTANT TO THE JAPANESE!!