December 3, 2020

Eyeing China, top US general sees tech revolution on battlefield

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon’s top general said Thursday that the US military has to fully embrace robotics and artificial intelligence if it is to maintain superiority to China. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley also said that the Pentagon needs smaller, more capable forces armed with long-range missiles posted more widely around Asia to hem in the top US adversary. “We are in the middle of a fundamental change in the character of war,” Milley told the Defense Forum Washington online symposium at the US Naval Institute. He cited the spread of precision-guided munitions, drones and …


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