than Nagumo's carrier planes.
His ships would be blown out of
the sea before he launches his attack.

I destroyed the US fleet at Hawaii,
where the risk was far greater.

Where were the land-based bombers?.
A surprise attack with
a carrier task force is one thing.

But this, a strike
against Midway and the Aleutians

with 200 ships and 100,000 men.
Does the idea of taking the Aleutians
cause you concern, Hosogaya?.

No, Sir. But an operation so complex,
I'd like more time to study it.

After all, in a matter of hours
our Coral Sea operation begins.

We have sufficient forces for both.
I tend to agree
with Admirals Kondo and Hosogaya.

I suggest we meet again
after the Coral Sea campaign.

Very well.
- Gentlemen, consider this:

The Americans are still
unprepared and outnumbered.

If their fleet can be lured
into battle and defeated,

they will have no significant
naval force left in the Pacific.

They will have to sue for peace.
I have traveled widely in America,
my friends.

Their industrial might is awesome.
I'm convinced our only hope of victory
is one massive strike at Midway.