It is a chilling vision of war – and one unlike any other ever fought.
US military bosses have revealed their predictions for a major conflict, and say war between nation states at some point in the future ‘is almost guaranteed’.
Artificial intelligence and smart weapons would be at the fore – with a ‘modern nation-states acting aggressively’ the likely enemy
‘A conventional conflict in the near future will be extremely lethal and fast, and we will not own the stopwatch,’ said Maj. Gen. William Hix on a future-of-the-Army panel at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington, according to Defence One.
‘The speed of events are likely to strain our human abilities,’ Hix said.
‘The speed at which machines can make decisions in the far future is likely to challenge our ability to cope, demanding a new relationship between man and machine.’
China and Russia are both mustering conventionally massive militaries that are increasingly technological — and forcing the Pentagon to contemplate and prepare for ‘violence on the scale that the U.S. Army has not seen since Korea,’ said Hix
Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Army deputy chief of staff for operations, plans, and training said the US faces threats from ‘modern nation-states acting aggressively in militarized competition.’
‘Who does that sound like? Russia?’ he said.
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