Has anyone heard the theory that the results of the attack on Pearl Harbor 7 Dec was the best possible results for the US? I saw a documentary that said if the US knew about the attack, and prepared for it and confronted the Japanese, the US could have suffered even more damage, and lost more ships in deep water. The US may have even suffered the loss of all of its' carriers in a major initial battle. The US was very lucky the Japanese attack happened the way it did. Luckily of course, all the US carriers were absent during the attack. The oil supply was not touched, nor were the submarine docks destroyed. What else was lucky about 7 Dec 1942?