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Offline Colin P

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How We Lost the Great Pacific War
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The memorial services had finally run their course. Neither of the carriers lost had been homeported at Pearl, but the toll among the destroyers had been more than enough to cast a pall across the island. Having exhausted all the means available and failed, mourning seemed the fleet’s remaining task. That and reflection, the admiral thought, as he regarded the letter in his hand—his reflections on where all this could have been averted.

At least for the moment the ceasefire was holding . . . not that the fleet had much left to challenge it with anymore


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https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018-05/how-we-lost-great-pacific-war
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Re: How We Lost the Great Pacific War
« Reply #1 on: Today at 06:52:23 »
Well that was a very harsh critique of the last 40 years of USN leadership.

Good read though.

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Re: How We Lost the Great Pacific War
« Reply #2 on: Today at 10:58:40 »
I echo FTSO, still a very interesting read. 

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