On Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the US should focus more on hi-tech battle equipment to maintain superiority over China. The commander said the US should utilize things like artificial intelligence, robotics, and hypersonic weapons.
“We are in the middle of a fundamental change in the character of war,” Milley said at a virtual conference. He said whoever masters precision-guided missiles, drones, and other advanced equipment would be “decisive” in war.
“If you put in artificial intelligence and you do man-machine teaming, add that to robotics, put in precision munitions and the ability to sense and see, throw in a few hypersonic weapons, and you’ve got a fundamental shift,” Milley said.
Milley said robotic weapons will be everywhere in 10 to 15 years and warned that China is rapidly developing such capabilities. “They would like to not only match us but exceed us, dominate us, be able to beat us in armed conflict by mid-century,” he said.
China has served as a useful competitor for the US military, with the Pentagon releasing report after report hyping the threat of Beijing to justify more military spending. One example of this is the focus on the number of ships China has in its navy.
In September, the Pentagon released a report on China’s military power. The report said China has the largest navy fleet in the world, with “an overall battle force of approximately 350 ships and submarines.” The US Navy currently has just under 300 battle-ready ships. But the amount of vessels a country has is not the only judge of its naval power. The US Navy far exceeds Beijing’s navy in terms of tonnage.
The US military is currently planning to have 350 ships by 2030. Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper touted a plan to increase the fleet to 500 ships, an idea that Milley is also a proponent of.
“If you’re serious about great power competition and deterring great power war, and you’re serious about having dominant capability over something like China … 500 (ships) is probably your entrance ticket,” Milley said.
15 thoughts on “Top US General Calls for More Hi-Tech Weapons to Compete With China”
Let this cocksucker buy them with his own money..
Sorry Vic. Can’t do that while nose is firmly planted up someone’s backside entrance.
What a pitiful fool.
But they sho do look good with all that brass 🙂
Chinese, Russian navies more effective; US spends billions on 9 carriers designed for WWII era warfare, now easily disabled by advanced hypersonic missiles, etc launched from Iranian, Chinese, Russian subs, fast boats…. the US military is an employment agency that attracts the least competent.
More accurately they promote the least competent…. political brass just has to look shiney.
The poverty draft scoops a lot of people, including some competent ones. Especially now with COVID-1984.
Pentagon is more like a tax-payer money vacuum.
The real question is — why? Are we at war, or planning to go to war? Because it sounds like the illustrious general does not give a jot about defense of his country, but is going all gaga at the prospect of getting some fancy weapons to subdue China!
China martyring a few American cities is good for the War Machine anyway.
The MIC is about forever war for Western European Imperialism, not anything to do with American interests or well-being.
America is always at war. It sees it as its sacred mission. And the reason for that is a vast majority of Americans, regardless of color, are not normal human beings.
Don’t worry, General Milley. Harris-Biden assured everyone cash hosed on ‘capability’ would sub for a 500-ship navy.
Meanwhile, the welfare state needs to gobble up more economic pie, so too bad warfare state. Or not; Harris-Biden will try to do both…
…. Nope, that resultant chaos will still be too bad warfare state. But hey, the Deep State voted Harris-Biden and deserve the government they get…
Another military nut-job.
Of course he would say that. There is NO THREAT from China except competition and Chinese superiority in peaceful and cooperative behavior!!! Stop the warmongering and try cooperation and do not pretend you are ahead and ready to destroy China or anyone else just because you make and spend excessive amounts of dollars.
wow,more spending on empty weapons. the imagination of the defense dept is in overdrive again. imagine putting that money to good use by spending on usa citizens. what a thought. getting along is never an option with dept of defense.
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