Category Robots In War

Meet The New Robot Army: Intelligent Machines That Could Usher In A New Era Of Autonomous Warfare Are Already Here

Meet the New Robot Army Intelligent machines that could usher in an era of autonomous warfare are already here https://www.wsj.com/articles/meet-the-new-robot-army-1523455200 ILLUSTRATION: ALEXANDER WELLS By Paul Scharre April 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET 27 COMMENTS In contemporary sci-fi—HBO’s “Westworld,” for example—sentient machines take up arms against humanity. In the real world, intelligent—and increasingly autonomous—robots are being created with […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

Is The U.S. Suffering A ‘War Gap’?

Is The U.S. Suffering A ‘War Gap’? By Franz-stefan Gady, thediplomat.com View Original April 6th, 2018 In August 2014, I interviewed a group of shell-shocked Christian refugees from the town of Qarakosh — then, the largest Christian city of Iraq — in a makeshift refugee camp in Erbil following their harrowing escape from the terror group Islamic […]

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality     www.fortunascorner      The 50th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick/Arthur C. Clarke classic, ‘2001 A Space Odyssey,” is upon us — a movie, […]

The Case For Extreme Worry

In places that include China and Russia, chief rival powers to the U.S., technology is “empowering top-down authoritarianism as liberal democracy weakens.” The case for extreme worry Axios · by Mike Allen To White House insiders, this is the most dangerous phase of Donald Trump’s presidency so far, from the brewing trade war with China that he denies is a […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight The Wars Of The Future (And, It’s Shocking)

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight the Wars of the Future (And Its Shocking) Dave Majumdar March 27, 2018 TweetShareShare Russia is developing new long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to enable long-range precision strikes. Essentially, in the Russian view, the future of war lies in a combination of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles […]

12 Trends That Leaders At The Army’s Training And Doctrine Command Are Watching

12 trends that leaders at the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command are watching By Mark Pomerleau, www.c4isrnet.com View Original March 28th, 2018 As the political landscape changes in Europe, the Army is considering new ways to solve problems related to weapons of mass destruction, cyberattacks, and electronic warfare. At the AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama […]

Building The Future Force: Guaranteeing American Leadership In A Contested Environment

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “The 40 page report can be downloaded here:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-FutureForce-Final.pdf?mtime=20180309142929   Interestingly there is no discussion of Special Operations in the future force nor irregular, political, or unconventional warfare, […]

North Korea Could Launch A Swarm Strike Using Tech Straight Out Of World War II

North Korea Could Launch a Swarm Strike Using Tech Straight out of World War II By Sebastien Roblin, nationalinterest.org View Original March 16th, 2018 The North Korean People’s Air Force is predominantly composed of Soviet jet designs from the 1950s, or at least their Chinese clones, plus a smaller number of aircraft from the 1970s and 1980s. However, the most numerous […]