Article courtesy of The National Interest, written by Dave Majumdar.
The United States Army foresees a revolution in ground combat unfolding over the next several decades, but the exact nature of that fundamental change is unclear. Indeed, the Army’s top leadership compares the coming revolution to the introduction of the stirrup, rifled barrels or even mechanized warfare. But this revolution will be a change in the technological character of warfare; the “immutable” nature of war continues to remain a constant as it has throughout human history.
“I think we are on the cusp of a fundamental change in the character of ground warfare,” U.S. Army chief of staff Gen. Mark Milley told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on June 23. “It will be of such significance that it will be like the rifling of a musket or the introduction of a machine gun or it will have such significance impact as the change from horse to mechanized vehicles.”