War on the Rocks highlights the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare Project in an article on the importance of literature in the military:
Joe Byerly’s recent article at the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare Project calling for the addition of more fiction into professional reading lists poses an intellectual challenge to the more technically inclined officers and enlisted in our profession of arms. But it is a call that should be heeded. The Art of Future Warfare’s embrace of science fiction, and “wargame” or “scenario” style novels like Ghost Fleet, is a helpful way to bridge the divide by attracting professionals with tech-themed books and stories. However, there are greater reasons to increase our consumption of literature. Warfighting is as much about the human as it is about the technical and the machine.