From: Upstate New York USA
1) Where the hell is Torishima? Is it near Rabaul?
2) You used your carriers a few turns ago. You fired your bullets, and the gun is empty. Now its the Allies turn to shoot. They do so with the advantage of knowing where (most) of your carriers are, since you exposed them, and may also know you have some damaged. They can now use their carriers with some element of safety in the engagement that justifies their existence and furthers their strategic goals. Every sword has two edges. If you hadn't made your carrier strike, you may have protected your tankers, either by presence or by the enemy being in doubt about your whereabouts. Having done the strike, are you better off trading some tankers for carriers? Only you can decide that, and appreciate that there will be a tradeoff for every move you make.
3) If you have to go "racing up" to hunt for a phantom, will that leave you more exposed near Rabaul? More questions, more decisions....
"It's all according to how your boogaloo situation stands, you understand."