Many of us are familiar with the story of USS Laffey (DD-724), a Sumner-class destroyer that withstood multiple kamikaze attacks during the battle of Okinawa and kept on fighting. By rights, and in our game Command at Sea, she would have been sunk.
A more recent example is the SINKEX of the decommissioned USS Buchanan (DDG-14), which we covered in the... [click here for more]
In 1985, I was working with Tom Clancy on the military thriller Red Storm Rising, although we hadn’t settled on that title yet. The novel depicted what was called in the 1980s the “Central Front scenario,” a massive, all-out invasion by the Soviets and Warsaw Pact countries against NATO, with the goal of destroying NATO politically and militarily, as well as occupying... [click here for more]