Tom, I don't have time to fool around.
Do you want me to help you or not?.

I guess I have no alternative,
do l, Sir?.

I guess you don't.
Captain Maddox, Admiral Nimitz.
- Great pleasure, Sir.

Should we get right to it, Captain?.
- Certainly, Admiral.

I'm sure you're aware of Washington's
opinion on this Midway invasion.

Yes. They think it's an enemy ruse.
An elaborate phony, Sir.
- Go on.

Could we speak in private?.
- If you'd feel more comfortable.

These enemy radio intercepts
your intelligence has accumulated...

Very detailed... - Too detailed.
Remember, just before December 7th?.

The fake Japanese messages.
- These could be carbon copies.

Washington's sure Yamamoto's
feeding you this to hide his plans.

Very definitely possible.
Well, then how can you insist...
- Because I believe it's factual.

I'm convinced
Yamamoto's target is Midway.

But if you're wrong, Admiral,
if you send our carriers
into a Japanese ambush,

the entire West Coast and Hawaii
will be open for invasion.

Fully aware of that, Captain.
You mean, the safe play
is to defend the home folks first?.

With respects, Admiral,
it's the smart play.

Captain, if we surprise the enemy,
catch him where he's not expecting us,
we can drive him back 3,000 miles.
And keep him pinned till we can
take him on in his own front yard.