In the direct aftermath of the war, the immediate American historiography of the war relied heavily on Western sources, as historians constructed the historiography based on the information available. As Communist sources became available, especially in the s, the historiography began to transform. The first generation Vietnam War of scholarship largely utilized official media material and the second generation relied on documents captured or collected during the war. Another consideration to the historiography is that more anti-war Americans entered academia during the s and s than Americans who supported the war.
All station are arranged so captain can look over the sholders of each operator and examine their displays. In the front is the big board viewscreen. It is located near the center of the ship, is heavily armored and protected by armed guards, and has a staff of between people.
The two highest ranking officers on the ship, Commander Adama and Colonel Tigh, typically stand at the center of the auditorium around the Command Board. This position lets them hear status reports from around the room, and issue orders to the entire ship.
Various pods of workstations provide seating for the rest of the staff.
These stations are grouped by function. We see Navigation crew sitting near other navigation crew, weapons officers near other combat functions, communications near the center, and engineering given a special area up top. Large display boards and the central Dradis Console provide information to the entire crew of the CIC.
Organized Chaos The CIC is dealing with a lot of information from all over the ship and trying to relate it to the lead officers who are making decisions. There is a lot of activity related to this information overload, but the design of the CIC has organized it into a reasonably effective flow.
Teams communicate with each other, then that decision flows forward to lead officers, who relate it to Admiral Adama. Orders flow in the opposite direction. Admiral Adama can very quickly shout out an order from the center of the CIC and have his lead officers hear it all around him.
It can also act as a failsafe: From there, the officers can organize their teams to distribute more detailed orders to the entire ship. Large screens show information that the entire CIC needs to know, while smaller screens display information for specific crew or groups.
Overall, the stadium-like construction of the CIC works well for the low tech approach that the Galactica takes after. Without introducing automation and intelligent computer networks onto the bridge, there is little that could be done to improve the workflow.
Instead, they use a reduced four-person design. This smaller size allows a boat to still benefit from the concept of the astronomical display.
The ship's captain is in the center. Other functions, such as a communication and astronavigation, are supervised from small work stations located just outside the bridge itself. The chief gunner can access all of the weapon controls from the bridge. Normally, the bridge's gunnery station is used solely to prioritize targets and for overall situational awareness.
Actual aiming of weapons is typicaly conducted through the local fire control systems near the weapons themselves. Engineering interfaces with the ship's computer to run programs, do maintenance reviews and supervise damage control.
In combat, the chief engineer may attempt various workaround repairs without leaving the bridge.
He may also directs the damage control parties, which are led by the watch officers.American Heritage Magazine.. Separate listing containing more than articles related to the Revolutionary War in general published since Revolutionary Writers: The Revolutionary War - Revolutionary Writers Re-write During the time period in which the American Revolution occurred, situations were dire, and the general public was in need of persuasion and motivation regarding the war.
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