Originally Posted by Pistolenschutze
Could Japan have won in the Pacific . . . if the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, had been better planned and executed?
Actually, these "Alternative Military History" and "What If" questions remind me that If Pigs Had Wings They Could Fly
......and the State of Iowa would have the world's largest Air Force!
Yamamoto was a supurb strategist....but he was also a pragmatist:
""I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
"In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success."
I agree with most here......yeah, it would've taken longer, but final defeat of Japan was inevitable.