THE ODDS WERE RIGHT FOR VICTORY
The problem with computer warfare is that the computer is always logical while the human enemy is not--or doesn't have to be.
And that's what the Betastani enemy were doing--nothing that the Alphaland computer said they would. Those treacherous foeman were avoiding logic and using such unheard-of devices as surprise and sabotage, treason and trickery. They even had Alphaland's Department of Information believing Betastani propaganda without realizing it.
Of course he still thought he was being loyal to Alphaland, because he thought that one and one must logically add up to two. And that kind of thinking could make him the biggest traitor of them all.
Note: originally an Ace Double with Death is a Dream by E. C. Tubb. Reprinted in 1973 as an Ace Double with another Reynolds novel, Code Duello.
Original title: Computer War
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology→ Computers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence