Imperial Japanese Army paras deploy over Shanghai, 1946. After Truman vetoed the A-bomb strategy and the US invaded the Home Islands, the Japanese started bringing the noise in a way that no American strategist had ever expected.
Fighting like drugged-up Dervishes for every square metre of territory, the battered IJA succeeded in pushing the Americans clean out of Okinawa— and then took the fight to the Americans in China and the Solomons.
The IJA’s paratrooper force was something the Americans quickly learned to fear. Striking faster and harder than the vaunted 101st, they kicked the Americans out of mainland China in just a year and a half.
Now that’s good strategy.