Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Albert W. Johnson “knows warfare. After graduating from the Naval Academy, he was assigned
as an armament officer in the last year of the Korean War. He then became project officer in developing the B-52 bomber and
was one of the original team members on the Discoverer/Corona project – the nation’s first spy satellite program
– later inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame. He earned a master’s degree from
MIT and worked at Lockheed Corp., a leading defense contractor. Lieutenant Colonel Albert W. Johnson is the author of Rules
of Chivalry for Nuclear War: How We Fight and Persuade Each Other.
According to the book description of Rules
of Chivalry for Nuclear War: How We Fight and Persuade Each Other, “This book is meant to be a guide book
for warriors of they are willing to think 'out of the box'. It has some history, some fiction, some philosophy, some discussion
of theology, some advice to young men about sex, and a little bit of physics. The center of the book is a proposal for "The
Rules of Chivalry for Nuclear War" (The ROCNWAR). See Chapter 9 if you want to go directly to the proposal. The thrust
of the book is that the characteristics of Chivalry are urgently needed when we engage in war.
major premise is that fighting is one of the four "F" functions of life: i.e., feeding, fleeing, fighting, and reproduction,
and how we fight is more important than what we fight about. The proposed rules are designed to: Be effective on promoting
change; Lead to decreasing spirals of retaliation; Make the aggressor's sacrifice certain and limited and not dependent on
the dice of war; Display the determination of the opponents; Permit the weak to attack the strong and the strong to attack
the weak without recrimination; Promote the clarification and definition of issues Promote reconciliation; Recognize that
the defender has an inherent advantage; and, And make war a spectator sport.