Military Computer
World War III. The US has succeeded in building a computer
able to solve any strategic or tactical problem. Military
leaders are assembled in front of the new machine and
instructed to feed a difficult tactical problem into it.
describe a hypothetical situation to the computer and then
ask the pivotal question: ATTACK OR RETREAT?

The computer hums away for an hour and then comes up with
the answer: YES.

The generals look at each other, somewhat stupefied. Finally
one of them submits a second request to the computer: YES

Instantly the computer responded: YES SIR.

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