Friday, November 18, 2016
Maybe The US Navy Should Look At Science Fiction To Learn How To Defeat China
James Holmes, National Interest: How Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica Can Teach the U.S. Navy to Defeat China
Should China’s navy look to the Cylons?
How would you punk the U.S. Navy if the lords of naval warfare handed you the keys to, say, China’s navy? Well, you might do the obvious thing: read or watch some science fiction!
In the latest Star Trek flick, for instance, a new foe harnesses swarm tactics to eviscerate the starship Enterprise. A coordinated stream of small craft overpowers the starship’s defenses through the simple expedient of presenting more targets than the Enterprise crew can shoot down. Its overseer then concentrates fire at vital nodes to dismember the ship’s structure.
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WNU Editor: I think the "Terminator" scenario .... the use of computer networks/robots/drones .... is the scenario that the Pentagon is following rather than Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica.