luke - why would I want to justify myself if I was wrong? The point is moot regardless considering i'm right.
The Battle of Yavin was a sizeable Rebel force going up against the Death Star with the objective of destroying it - gaining a military victory.
The Battle of Endor was a Rebel fleet attacking the 2nd Death Star with the objective of destroying it - gaining a military victory.
The Battle of Hoth was a Rebel attempt to hold off Imperial forces long enough to let the largest number of Rebels to escape. Notice here that the objective was not a military one.
Yavin and Endor were head-to-head because the Imperials and Rebels directly engaged each other, whereas at Hoth the Rebel ground forces did not engage. Basically luke, you cannot go head-to-head with an enemy if you dont attack them. If you knew anything about how military forces operate, you would have known that.
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