February 23, 2013
IS THERE A CHINESE YAMAMOTO SOMEWHERE? Chinese Admiral Expects “Quick” Win in Japan War.
UPDATE: Reader Edward Dutcher writes: “Actually, anyone projecting an easy fight with Japan would be more of a Chinese Tojo.” Yeah, I was referring to Yamamoto’s warning that they couldn’t win a long war. There are, apparently, plenty of Tojos. Somebody should pay close attention to whether older, more conservative members of the officer corps start suddenly retiring or suffering accidents.