The Black Ditch

AI Surprise in the Black Ditch

By Admiral James A. Winnefeld, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2021
~~~~~~Internal alarm: scheduled wake up! Tonight’s wakeup was a routine event held every two weeks during peacetime operations. ADDER #08-023’s low-power B processor activated her preheater for thirty seconds, then ...
Targeting Iraqi assets in Kuwait, the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) fires a round from one of her Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in turret no. 1, adding her firepower to a war that necessitated a shift from “widely accepted doctrines and methods of operation.”

Weathering the Storm

By Edward J. Marolda
February 2021
The U.S. Navy had built and trained for a Cold War adversary, but it quickly shifted gears to meet the challenges of the Persian Gulf War.

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