Commanders sitting far from the front lose touch with the battle that's being fought. They become too optimistic, decisions are made that have no bearing on what the facts might be. This is even more true when the war is being lost.
Inspector General Kaiho
You're talking nonsense, Gotoh. We're not losing a war, there's no war going on!
You're proving the point - perfectly! There is a war going on! Declared by Tsuge when he returned home. And he undertook his abortive peacekeeping mission to prepare himself for that!