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Old 26th Aug 2012, 20:40
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Yamamoto was made "General" of the Navy and decided that the US strategic positions in the Pacific as well as the dominant US Pacific Fleet needed to be dealt with and so he devised the pre-emptive strike plan on Pearl Harbor to destroy as much of the dominant Pacific Fleet as possible.
Ah yes, the "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant" fellow.

Or if you prefer, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

Neither proved, just attributed.

Credit: Wiki.
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