Was the attack on Pearl Harbor brilliantly planned and executed or was it successful…

Was the attack on Pearl Harbor brilliantly planned and executed or was it successful in only the loosest sense of the word?

Not only was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor far from brilliant, it also narrowly avoided disaster.

This article makes the case that it was a junk plan and barely worked.

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Facts, information and articles about the attack on Pearl Harbor, the first battle of World War II Pearl Harbor Facts Dates December 7, 1941 Location Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Generals/Commanders United States: Husband Kimmel and Walter Short Japanese: Chuichi Nagumo and Isoroku Yamamoto Soldiers Engaged United States: Japanese: Outcome Japanese Victory Casualties United States: 3,700 Japanese: […]

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  1. That's an interesting take on the attack. the Japanese certainly did some blunders before and during the attack. They didn't do much damage to the submarine pens. The ships that were hit, most of them were repaired quite quickly. The main ship fuel storage bunkers, located under Red Hill was totally untouched (the Japanese didn't know about them). And a planned 3rd wave wasn't carried out. 

    Having lived on Oahu (Schofield Barracks), you could go out to some of the attack sites and still see some of the bomb damage. and you can go around the island, and along the beaches, one can still find observation posts and bunkers used to monitor for any landings.