From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
West Coast: The CS raider or raiders is still moving south, trying in vain to pick off Allied TFs fleeing out of San Diego and LA. The chase has moved very far south now, and Sara and York could possibly intercept tomorrow if the raiders continue their present course. I've just lost track of the KB, though, so there's some uncertainty. KB was far to the north, but with two days steaming at top speed the carriers might be able to reach the vicinity of mine. Of course, at flank speed the KB would be way out in the middle of nowhere without fuel, so this is unlikely. I"m positioning a couple of DDs to act as pickets while my carriers move closer to the scene. I won't move far enough to strike tomorrow, but rather to fully evaluate the opportunity and risks when the pickets are in place and the relative positions of the IJN raiders and my carriers closer and thus more certain Other than that, West Coast continues quiet. Coal Harbor AV up to 210 with forts three.
DEI: No move on Singers yet. No move on Koepang yet. No move on Sabang yet. I'm sending aviation support to Cocos Island. Lex and Ent remain on station just to the south.
What If: So, what if the NoPac moves are a "main show" for Japan? If the KB remains in NoPac, the Allies will more aggressively defend forward in the Indian Ocean. I'd moving forward more troops to Cocos Island, Port Blair, and probably Sabang and the western end of Sumatra. I'd also start moving forward in SoPac (to garrison more strongly Noumea and Fiji and to station combat TFs further north, for instance), but that region is relatively unimportant, so others would have a higher priority. Wherever the KB isn't the Allies will fight on the margins and look for chances to push the envelope a bit.