The US Army is working to figure out how to fight the next war which is more than can be generally said for the Navy or Air Force. Unfortunately, they’re blind (as is the rest of the military) to what’s in front of them. Consider this statement from Army Futures Command Commander Gen. Mike Murray who was discussing the German Blitzkrieg:
“It was a combination of those three technologies [German military’s airplanes, radios and tanks] and how the Germans put it together to execute what we call Blitzkrieg" that was “fundamentally different” than any of the capabilities the Allied forces … (1)
Okay, General, you recognize that Germany achieved a breakthrough in warfare and you want to achieve something similar in terms of significance. Good for you! What are your thoughts, Gen. Murray, on how to achieve this?
In 2020, there are three key technologies that when paired together in novel ways can provide a strong advantage against possible conflict with near-peer adversaries, according to Murray: artificial intelligence, autonomy and robotics in the air and on the ground.
Lifts, 24/7 Water Supply, 24/7 Power Backup, 24/7 Power Backup, InterCom, Car Parking, Club House, Children’s Play Area, Gymnasium
Entertainment & Socializing
Amphitheatre, Pergola, Multipurpose Hall
Restaurant, Internal Street Lights
Sports & Fitness
Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Basketball and Squash courts, Jogging Track, Indoor Games, Swimming Pool, Spa, Skating Rink, Yoga / Meditation Area
Landscape Garden, Sewage Treatment Plant, Rainwater Harvesting, Solar Lighting
Security & Convenience
Gated Community, 24×7 Security, CCTV Camera Security, Earthquake Resistant
Here’s another fictional story but this time, instead of focusing on larger scale battles, we’re going to look at a single individual and how he might operate in the near future.