Naval War College Review


Norman Polmar


In a Research & Debate (R&D) item in the Winter 2013 issue of the Naval War College Review, Martin Bennett authored a scathing—and correct—attack on Jon Parshall’s R&D item “Reflecting on Fuchida,” which had appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of the Review. A key point of the original article and the subsequent commentary was Fuchida’s alleged “demands” that the Japanese carrier task force that attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, undertake a third strike— primarily to destroy the fuel tanks.