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Artificial Intelligence Is America’s Achilles Heel Against China

By ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) Originally published in Bloomberg – May 20 2021 With the release of the much-anticipated National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence report, the U.S. must confront an inconvenient truth: America, in the words of co-chairmen Eric Schmidt and Bob Work, “is not prepared to defend or compete in the AI era.” Schmidt, the

Future Wars in Fiction

By Lt. Cdr. Sean Walsh, USN (Ret.) 2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman is the latest in a genre that stretches back more than a century and perhaps as far back as Homer’s Iliad as has been suggested by Mills and Heck in a 2020 essay on the Modern War Institute

About Those Colliers

By Dr. David Winkler In the pecking order of naval vessels, replenishment ships ranked far below battleships, cruisers, and other combatants. However, it can be argued that few pairs of American warships authorized by Congress achieved as much historical notoriety as these two hulls authorized in 1908. As part of Special Order 92, signed out

Remembering Ray Godfrey (1939-2021): Big E Plankowner and NHF Curator

Four years ago this week, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was decommissioned at Newport News Shipbuilding’s Virginia shipyard. Her unprecedented (for an aircraft carrier) 51 years of active operations included defending America’s interests around the globe during a total of 25 deployments. That shipyard decommissioning ceremony in February 2017 was a celebratory but somber occasion, with just