I don't know if this has been discussed at length, but I apologize of I missed it in the search. If Halsey formed Task Force 34 to guard San Bernadino strait, what would have been the probable outcome? Would it be similar to the action at Surigao Strait? Was there a plan to straddle the strait in order to "cross the T" again? If this would have transpired, I guess this would have been the only chance to have the Iowas go up against the Yamato, right? However, if Halsey didn't follow the bait and kept TF 38 around with the carriers, would they even bother with risking the Iowas against the Center Force?