By James L., James L. Holloway III
Adm. James Holloway describes this booklet as a latest standpoint of the occasions, judgements, and results within the background of the chilly warfare Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet disagreement that formed this day s U.S. military and its important ships-of-the-line, the large-deck, nuclear-powered airplane vendors. with out query, the admiral is outstandingly good certified to put in writing such an expansive background. As a service pilot in Korea, commander of the 7th Fleet in Vietnam, leader of Naval Operations within the mid-1970s, after which as a civilian presidential appointee to numerous investigative teams, Holloway used to be a in demand participant in chilly struggle occasions.
Here, he casts an skilled eye on the battles, strategies, and methods that outlined the interval in another country and at domestic. Holloway's first-person narrative of wrestle motion conveys the stressful surroundings of adversarial fireplace and the urgency of command judgements. His descriptions of conversations with presidents within the White residence and of conferences with the Joint Chiefs within the battle room supply a revealing examine the decision-making procedure. even if explaining the tactical formations of road-recce assaults or the calls for of taking the army s first nuclear service into strive against, Holloway offers telling info that upload worthwhile dimensions to the massive photo of the chilly battle as a coherent clash. Few readers will omit his reviews concerning the sobering impact of making plans for nuclear struggle and coaching and top a squadron of pilots whose undertaking was once to drop a nuclear bomb.
Both clever and exciting, this publication is helping readers comprehend the entire value of the airplane provider s contributions. even as, it stands as a testomony to those that fought within the lengthy struggle and to the management that guided the U.S. via a dangerous interval of heritage whereas heading off the Armageddon of a nuclear war.
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The Soviets have made a major commitment to shift decisively the correlation of forces at all levels in their favor. One of the major aspects of this process has been the buildup of the technology base and equipment reserve. Technology transfer is extremely important to the Soviets in this regard because it is simpler to buy the "start-up capability" than to develop it from scratch. (which) will enable us to save hundreds of millions of rubles on scientific research during the coming five years.
Any time saved during this stage could ensure a sudden strike being carried out against the enemy and thus the enemy would find himself at a disadvantage. (42) The third and most difficult application was for troop control - decision making, maneuver, logistic support and so forth. The extent to which the Soviets are applying cybernetics to that area is illustrated by their focus on the command decision process itself. The basis for control of troops is the decision for operations and combat. Analyses of the troop control process indicate that over 40 percent of the time is required for the decision process itself.
43) The Soviets have modeled the decision process in detail and applied operations research techniques to improve it. They recognize that there will be gaps in input information and place considerable attention on decision making based on incomplete and even erroneous information. " (44) These are not just theoretical studies; the procedures designed to handle such problems are tested in Soviet field exercises. One of the most impressive aspects of the cybernetic revolution is the depth and breadth of the activities subsumed within it.