In this excerpt from their book, Kissinger, Schmidt, and Huttenlocher consider the transformations AI will impose on the planning, preparation and conduct of war. They conclude that humans remain essential to the equation.
In the Middle East, it is possible that the enemy of our enemy is also an enemy.
Early on Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 1973, as Israelis celebrate their holiest day of Yom Kippur, Kissinger is awakened in a New York hotel room. He is informed that Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir had just privately warned the Americans that Egypt and Syria are about to wage a surprise attack on Israel.
At this writing negotiations between American and Chinese officials are said to be moving toward a climax. The formal obstacle is whether China will continue to insist on an apology or whether it will settle for the expressions of regret of both Secretary of State Colin Powell and President George W.