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Author Work, Robert O., author

Title 20YY : preparing for war in the robotic age / by Robert O. Work and Shawn Brimley
Published Washington, DC : Center for a New American Security, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (40 pages) : color illustrations
Contents I. Executive summary -- II. A period of potential discontinuous change -- III. The rise of guided munitions warfare -- IV. Implications of a mature guided muntions-battle network regime -- V. Needed : a concerted response -- VI. The rise of unmanned and autonomous systems -- VII. 20YY : warfare in the robotic age -- VIII. The 20YY regime : implications for military strategy, organization and operations -- IX. We must prepare now for 20YY
Summary The authors call upon the United States to prepare for war in new era in which unmanned and autonomous systems will play central war-fighting roles for the United States, its allies and partners, and its adversaries. They warn of a not-too-distant future where guided munitions and battle networking technologies have proliferated widely and are employed by both state and non-state actors, making all military operations more deadly and costly. At the same time, and notwithstanding changes in the strategic environment, the spiraling costs of personnel and crewed combat systems means the U.S. armed forces will likely be smaller in the future than in the immediate past. In response to both of these trends, the authors argue that U.S. planners will increasingly turn to unmanned and robotic systems for answers, and these systems will be increasingly capable and autonomous in action
Notes "January 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-40)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (CNAS, viewed January 27, 2014)
Subject Drone aircraft
Military robots
Precision guided munitions
Armed Forces -- Operational readiness.
Drone aircraft.
Military policy.
Military robots.
Precision guided munitions.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Operational readiness
United States -- Military policy -- 21st century
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Brimley, Shawn, author
Center for a New American Security, publisher