This was written in response to an article by Jon Parshall that appeared in the Spring 2010 Naval War College Review.1 When I first came across Parshall’s article I was interested and even intrigued, but the more I read, the more apparent it became that his work was not sound. One element, I believe, that may have colored what otherwise might have been an objective analysis was Parshall’s clearly stated goal to “bury Fuchida.” Gener- ally, a biased, set conclusion is not a good starting point for a historical analysis.
"Research & Debate,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 66
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol66/iss1/9