Pentagon Urged To Ready For Unmanned Combat 'Revolution'

Law360, Washington (January 22, 2014, 8:40 PM EST) -- As improving weapons technology makes warfare more dangerous and personnel costs increase, the U.S. Department of Defense should look increasingly to use unmanned and autonomous systems to maintain military superiority over rivals, according to a report released Wednesday.

While the U.S. has been an “aggressive first mover” over the past several decades in instituting a warfare regime centered on guided munitions and related integrated battle networks, allowing for technological superiority in all theaters of war, this superiority has begun to erode as such technologies become cheaper...
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