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    Default In Memoriam

    Warrior for the working day.

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    1, 11, 16. And a wakeup.

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    I will make this a salute to my late friend Larry "Buck" Buckley. He was on Pearl, as was his wife, a Navy nurse, when the Japs hit. Buck was career Navy. He went on to serve both in Korea and Vietnam as well as WW II. He was one hell of a good man and an honorable servant to the Country.

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    The day they woke the sleeping giant.
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    For Japan in the short run it was bad mistake ending up with their armed forces decimated and defeated, they got Atom bombed, and occupied. But they rebuilt their industry and now are a major economic force in the world. Truly a phoenix that raised itself out the ashes. I am not an admirer of Japan but do recognize how that they did rebuild their country the same way the Germans did.
    The arrogant part of it is that they do not seem to sorry for horrible things that they did in Asia.
    We helped both the Germans and Japanese rebuild their countries
    After World War II, the United States also understood the strategic importance of using foreign assistance and other tools to aid and rebuild post-war Japan. Between 1946 and 1952, Washington invested $2.2 billion — or $18 billion in real 21st-century dollars adjusted for inflation — in Japan's reconstruction effort.
    The amount is really not so much, but they managed to do a lot with it and what they had.
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    Countries, like men, must know their limitations.

    Japanese leadership (at least the decision makers who mattered) made a gross miscalculation on their country’s capabilities, not to mention our country’s capacity for production and violence.

    Some lessons are more expensive than others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Countries, like men, must know their limitations.

    Japanese leadership (at least the decision makers who mattered) made a gross miscalculation on their country’s capabilities, not to mention our country’s capacity for production and violence.

    Some lessons are more expensive than others.
    America to them was much like czarist russian was in 1903. They saw a huge country with massive unemployment, that was strongly rural, full of poorly educated peasants, and no culture. They just had no idea of what we were capable of. The USA has always been a country of ferocious and skilled fighters. Remember as a fledgling country we successfully invaded the capital of Mexico and we ended up with at least half of mexico as USA territory like CA, TX, AZ, NV and other states for example.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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    We showed them how.

    https://www.military.com/navy/pearl-...st-attack.html

    At dawn, on Sunday February 7, 1932, Yarnell launched his attack with a force of 152 planes from the two carriers. His attack force first attacked the airfields and then proceeded to attack the ships along battleship row.

    Yarnell achieved total surprise. The airfields were put out of commission, with not a single plane getting airborne during the attack. The attacking force scored multiple hits, they dropped sacks of white flour to simulate bombs, on the battleships. The umpires declared that Yarnell's attack had been a complete success and declared him the winner.

    The Army and Navy brass, however, would have none of it. They complained that Yarnell had cheated. He had attacked at dawn on a Sunday morning, a time considered "inappropriate" for an attack. His attack vector from the north-northeast had mimicked planes arriving from the mainland. Most importantly, the Navy argued, low level precision bombing of battleships at anchor was unrealistic since "everyone knew that Asians lacked sufficient hand-eye coordination to engage in that kind of precision bombing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad the Impaler View Post
    We showed them how.

    https://www.military.com/navy/pearl-...st-attack.html

    At dawn, on Sunday February 7, 1932, Yarnell launched his attack with a force of 152 planes from the two carriers. His attack force first attacked the airfields and then proceeded to attack the ships along battleship row.

    Yarnell achieved total surprise. The airfields were put out of commission, with not a single plane getting airborne during the attack. The attacking force scored multiple hits, they dropped sacks of white flour to simulate bombs, on the battleships. The umpires declared that Yarnell's attack had been a complete success and declared him the winner.

    The Army and Navy brass, however, would have none of it. They complained that Yarnell had cheated. He had attacked at dawn on a Sunday morning, a time considered "inappropriate" for an attack. His attack vector from the north-northeast had mimicked planes arriving from the mainland. Most importantly, the Navy argued, low level precision bombing of battleships at anchor was unrealistic since "everyone knew that Asians lacked sufficient hand-eye coordination to engage in that kind of precision bombing."
    In someways it reminds me of the French thinking about Dien Bien Phu when the french said these asians could never put up guns on the mountains and use them effectively.
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    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
    ....WANT not NEED is what America is all about. ..... Gabe Suarez
    Its not about how fast you can load, but about how well you can shoot ..... Someone being saved by a speed load is not something that has happened with any regularity. Gabe Suarez

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