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. They describe a
hypothetical situation to the computer and then ask the pivotal question, “Attack or

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 WHAT?”

Instantly, the computer responded, “YES SIR.”