Note #27. Avoiding Data-Driven Disasters: Tonkin 1964 and Taiwan 2022—

  • Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Security, Strategy
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Gulf of Tonkin, 1964 On 4 August 1964, data-driven decisions in an uncertain operational environment falsely assumed a North Vietnamese patrol boat attack on American destroyers in Gulf of Tonkin international waters. See Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s “The Fog of War” video account here, which mentions uncertainties such as weather, equipment limitations, and operator…

Paper #43. AI-assisted Confrontational-Physical Strategies: Human-directed Savant X Seeker

  • Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Commercial, Cyber, Leadership, Security, Strategy
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Continuing our march through the eight basic combinations of strategy introduced in Paper #39 (The Strategy Cuboid), we focus on confrontational-physical competitions (preventive and causative). We‘ll use Savant X Seeker’s hyper-dimensional relationship analysis as a research assistant.  The text corpus continues to expand as I add more curated reports and articles. The sample, however, is…