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China and Taiwan

Letter to the Editor, Wall Street Journal, Feb.10, 2023, in reply to Fay Vincent op-ed praising Lt. Cdr. Rochefort The research that went into Diplomats & Admirals, particularly the period surrounding the Sino-Japanese War of 1895, provided important background of the Taiwan situation today. It is worth noting that Taiwan has never been a province…

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Battle of Midway

The Failed Attack Plan Article appeared in on May 2, 2022 In late May 1942, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sent four aircraft carriers to attack the Pacific Fleet facilities of Midway Island.  Yamamoto expected the Pacific Fleet carriers to rush to the scene from Pearl Harbor and into the trap he had prepared. However,…

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The Unsung Heroes of Midway

In early 1942, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto ordered the Striking Force (the Kido Butai) with four fully armed carriers, Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, and Soryu, to attack the island of Midway.  When the Pacific Fleet carriers that had escaped the Pearl Harbor raid rushed to oppose the attack, the Striking Force would sink them.   Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Chester Nimitz had three…

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