The Pentagon’s Next Project: Automated War


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The Pentagon’s Next Project: Automated War


https://www.thenation.com ^

| AUGUST 27, 2020
| By Michael T. KlareTwitter

Posted on 08/29/2020 10:53:57 AM PDT by RomanSoldier19

With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of US service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relying ever more frequently on intelligent robots to conduct hazardous combat operations. Such devices, known in the military as “autonomous weapons systems,” include robotic sentries, battlefield-surveillance drones, and autonomous submarines. So far, in other words, robotic devices are merely replacing standard weaponry on conventional battlefields. Now, however, in a giant leap of faith, the Pentagon is seeking to take this process to an entirely new level—by replacing not just ordinary soldiers and their weapons, but potentially admirals and generals with robotic systems.

Admittedly, those systems are still in the development stage, but the Pentagon is now rushing their future deployment as a matter of national urgency. Every component of a modern general staff—including battle planning, intelligence-gathering, logistics, communications, and decision-making—is, according to the Pentagon’s latest plans, to be turned over to complex arrangements of sensors, computers, and software. All these will then be integrated into a “system of systems,” now dubbed the Joint All-Domain Command-and-Control, or JADC2 (since acronyms remain the essence of military life). Eventually, that amalgam of systems may indeed assume most of the functions currently performed by American generals and their senior staff officers.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events

KEYWORDS: end; humans




To: RomanSoldier19

Skynet becomes self-aware….

Has Sarah Connor given birth to her son John Connor yet?



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:03:01 AM PDT
by alloysteel
(“The Best Is Yet to Come “- theme of 2020 RNC)


To: RomanSoldier19

What could possibly go wrong?



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:10:30 AM PDT
by CtBigPat
(2020 is becoming everything 2012 aspired to be.)


To: RomanSoldier19



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:13:45 AM PDT
by BenLurkin
(The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)


To: RomanSoldier19

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posted on 08/29/2020 11:30:18 AM PDT
by CtBigPat
(2020 is becoming everything 2012 aspired to be.)


To: RomanSoldier19

This is the ultimate deep state wet dream, and like hollow point ammo, using non-human combatants against domestic targets does not violate the international laws of war …



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:37:43 AM PDT
by SecondAmendment
(This just proves my latest theory … LEFTISTS RUIN EVERYTHING)


To: RomanSoldier19

I would imagine most mobile machines in the military have the ability for remote operation built in. At least those built in the last ten years or so.

If it is an powered drive system, connection to gps and automation is pretty easy. Stick on a few “go pros” for visuals, and targeting…you are good to go.

It would be hard to clear a building…but drones can take care of that.



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:39:54 AM PDT
by Vermont Lt


To: CtBigPat

For Christmas, I want a 40 watt plasma rifle. In black with an extra power pack.

Santa, are you still posting on FR?

5.56mm



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:44:03 AM PDT
by M Kehoe
(DRAIN THE SWAMP! Finish THE WALL!)


To: CtBigPat



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:48:13 AM PDT
by Bratch
(If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)


To: Vermont Lt



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posted on 08/29/2020 11:52:07 AM PDT
by RomanSoldier19
(Game over, man! Game over! ; : rem ad triarios redisse is)


To: RomanSoldier19

“Wonder weapons?” My God, I don’t see the wonder in them. Killing without heroics. Nothing is glorified? Nothing is reaffirmed? No heroes, no cowards, no troops, no generals. Only those who are left alive and those who are left… dead. I’m glad I won’t live to see it.

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posted on 08/29/2020 11:55:52 AM PDT
by dfwgator
(Endut! Hoch Hech!)


To: RomanSoldier19

It’s coming whether we like it or not. You know damn well that the Chinese are already heading there.



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posted on 08/29/2020 12:14:53 PM PDT
by Chainmail
(Remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence)


To: Chainmail



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posted on 08/29/2020 12:46:34 PM PDT
by RomanSoldier19
(Game over, man! Game over! ; : rem ad triarios redisse is)


To: RomanSoldier19

Yup. But it will happen, whether we like it or not.



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posted on 08/29/2020 12:55:09 PM PDT
by Chainmail
(Remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence)


To: Chainmail

Christians believe that the last battle will be fought by Christ and Christ does not need robots to win.



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posted on 08/29/2020 1:49:15 PM PDT
by 353FMG


To: 353FMG

I suppose. But there are bound to be many more battles between now and then.



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posted on 08/29/2020 1:56:47 PM PDT
by Chainmail
(Remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence)


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