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    What were the Japanese goals/objectives in the Guadalcanal campaign?

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    1. What were the Japanese goals/objectives in the Guadalcanal campaign?

    Expansion in the South Pacific

    For example, Pre-war Japanese official strategy is made clear in the "Plan to Facilitate the Completion of War Against the US, Britain, Holland and China" (the Plan). This Plan was drafted by the General Staff of the Army and ratified by the Army and Navy at an Imperial Headquarters liaison conference in November 1941. However, disharmony existed within the Navy Department between YAMAMOTO, the Commander of the Combined Fleet, who opposed the Plan, and Naval General Staff, who agreed with the Plan's general principles. YAMAMOTO advocated a "concept of continual decisive engagements", such as was seen in the attack at Pearl Harbour ...

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