Future Conflicts Might Be More Traditional than Advanced Robotics Military Actions

Published by , November 19, 2018 2:16 pm

(NationalInterest.org) Despite the popular consensus that robot war as inevitable, future conflicts might look more like those of the past than some care to let on. Many of the aforementioned challenges are not only present today, but with NATO’s increased focus on joint, multinational exercises and operations following Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, they have assumed a greater degree of complexity.
The inconvenient truth that most remotely operated systems are controlled through a satellite link that is subject to compromise. Critiques should take nothing away from the brilliance of the engineers behind these advanced robotics military projects currently underway. But given the price of failure, the United States cannot afford to get this wrong.