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The Pentagon’s Next Project: Automated War

The US is pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into an enterprise that could lead to the end of the world as we know it

With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of US service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relying ever more frequently on…

  • Michael T. Klare
  • The Nation

Such devices, known in the military as “autonomous weapons systems,” include robotic sentries, battlefield-surveillance drones, and autonomous submarines.

So far, in other words, robotic devices are merely replacing standard weaponry on conventional battlefields.

Now, however, in a…

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