Naval analyst Chris Weuve talks to Foreign Policy about what Battlestar Galactica gets right about space warfare.
Last month, Small Wars Journal managing editor Robert Haddick asked whether new technology has rendered aircraft carriers obsolete.
Well, not everyone thinks so, especially in science-fiction, where "flat tops" still rule in TV shows like Battlestar Galactica. So FP's Michael Peck spoke with Chris Weuve, a naval analyst, former U.S. Naval War College research professor, and an ardent science-fiction fan about how naval warfare is portrayed in the literature and television of outer-space.
Originally posted by justwokeup
The Jack Campbell 'Lost Fleet' books actually do a pretty good job of trying for 'realistic' space combat.
Worth a look if your into speculative space weapons and tactics. He deals with some of the issues in the article in the books.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by Drunkenparrot
Could go far to finally put to rest all of the at present anomalous objects seen in space. Personally I figure it is already far more advanced than what the public knows but then the population is dwindling one disaster at a time.
I do not know why the strategists think that the present group of humans could not handle the truth of our expanding space programs. I think of the educational opportunities that will open up for the youth of the future and it is stellar.