Why Did Pearl Harbor Failure

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After the Doolittle Raid, the Japanese realized the US were still threats to their expansion. Admiral Yamamoto selected to attack the Midway Atoll a US outpost that the US would defend vigorously in order to destroy their fleet once, and for all. The breaking of one of Japan’s secure codes “JN 25”. When the US broke this code, it gave them information about the impending attack on the Midway outpost.Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decided with this information that the fight would be in the air so he left his battleships to the side while keeping the aircraft carriers in fighting shape. The result of this was the turning point of the Pacific War. The battle resulted in four Japanese aircraft carriers being destroyed including the crown of the fleet Akagi. These aircraft carriers were very essential to the Japanese as they were important infrastructure to sustain their large air force during any fight in the Pacific. The loss of their most valuable ships can be tied back to the Japanese’s decision to attack Pearl Harbor. The Japanese undoubtedly underestimated the perseverance of the US, and it’s ability to fight. For example, the Japanese could have easily won this battle as they were fighting an inferior fleet, but they did not realize how capable Americans are. Admiral Frank J. Fletcher made a …show more content…

However it can be determined that the Japanese had undermined the resilience and perseverance of the American through the Doolittle raids, which caused them to go into a poorly executed fight with the US at Midway. It’s possible to argue that Pearl Harbor was not a mistake as mentioned in the exceptions. While that may be true the evidence supporting this idea is slim .Pearl Harbor was undoubtedly a tactical mistake as it resulted in weakened moral, and a loss of naval superiority for the

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