This is how
I expect the battle to develop:

The northern force, under Hosogaya,
strikes the Aleutians as a diversion.

To keep Nimitz's attention
away from our main objective.

He will not realize
our objective is Midway

until 24 hours later, when
Nagumo's carriers strike the island

and destroy the American
planes and shore batteries.

At that hour you move in,
Kondo, with your invasion forces.

Nimitz will be forced to respond.
He'll commit the balance of his fleet,

most certainly his carriers,
to repel the invasion.

His carrier commander
will undoubtedly be Admiral Halsey.

I have studied his tactics
and I have studied the man.

Halsey is courageous,
tough-minded and not afraid of risks,

but we will turn
these strengths against him.

It will take Halsey's task force
at least 48 hours to reach Midway.

By that time, Nagumo, you'll have
crushed Midway and be waiting for him.

You'll have a better position,
and at least
a 2-to-1 superiority in carriers,

and 4 to 5 times
the number of screening vessels.

Assuming the American fleet is still
guarding Hawaii when we strike.

Nimitz is crippled
and on the defensive.

He must deploy his remaining strength
around his most valuable Pacific base.

I agree with Admiral Nagumo.
We must make certain
where the enemy fleet is.

I propose we send 2 flying boats
to French Frigate Shoals on the 29th.

We fuel them by tanker submarine and
fly them to Pearl Harbor on the 30th.

They then report whether or not
the American fleet is actually there.

A very wise precaution indeed.
We will call it ""Operation K"".
Does anyone have any other thoughts?.

We can achieve a great victory,