I'm re-reading Shattered Sword, and it just seems so obvious to me that the whole operation was a bad idea, poorly executed. Let's assume you are a high-ranking IJN admiral in a planning meeting where the earliest planning of the Midway mission is being discussed. Reservations are raised. You have to come up with a better use of the resources available, what do you pitch, and why? Be prepared to argue your position, because we have a lot of admirals out there ready to dig into it.