Joe Biden’s handling of the military has been a sore spot for his administration. It’s only going to get worse now.
Because now the U.S. military has delivered devastating news to Joe Biden.
Biden’s ability — or rather his lack thereof – to lead the military is astonishing.
Under his watch, Afghanistan was taken over by the Taliban, reversing twenty years of American military action abroad.
Not only that, but a few days ago was the anniversary of the bombing and killing of 13 American servicemen in the wake of the retreat, a tragedy Biden has refused to take responsibility for.
Now the military is warning America of a terrifying reality.
On Monday, the Department of Defense launched a new program to construct thousands of unmanned weapons systems over the next two years to challenge China’s military.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks announced the Replicator effort during her keynote speech titled “The Urgency to Innovate” at the NDIA Emerging Technologies for Defense Conference on Monday.
She stated that China’s largest military advantage over the US is “mass,” which is why the US aims to compensate with “more ships. More missiles. More people.”
Hicks stated that the department has already been investing in “attritable autonomous systems,” which are low-cost unmanned technologies, highlighting “self-piloting ships and uncrewed aircraft and more.”
The Replicator initiative’s goal is for DOD to field “thousands” of systems within the next 18 to 24 months, though she did not specify how many systems.
“To be clear, America still benefits from platforms that are large, exquisite, expensive, and few. But Replicator will galvanize progress in the too-slow shift of U.S. military innovation to leverage platforms that are small, smart, cheap, and many. So now is the time to take all-domain, attritable autonomy to the next level: to produce and deliver capabilities to warfighters at the volume and velocity required to deter aggression or win if we’re forced to fight,” Hicks said.
Hicks, together with the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will lead the endeavor, with assistance from the Defense Innovation Unit.
“We must ensure [China’s] leadership wakes up every day, considers the risks of aggression, and concludes, ‘Today is not the day’ — and not just today, but every day between now and 2027, 2035, 2049, and beyond. Innovation is vital to how we do that,” she said, referencing China’s three primary military modernization targets for development and expansion.
Keep in mind that Biden has been sending billions upon billions of dollars to Ukraine to fund a war outside of our borders in Ukraine.
Maybe we wouldn’t have to play catch up with China if we spent the money earmarked for our military on our military.
And that doesn’t even touch on the questions of what “autonomous” lethal weaponry would look like.
Will it have AI technology in it? And how will that be protected from hacking from adversaries like China, Russia, and North Korea?
Thankfully we have the best of the best as Biden’s AI Czar:
Kamala Harris explains AI:
"AI is kind of a fancy thing. First of all, it's two letters. It means 'Artificial Intelligence.'" pic.twitter.com/yurodfTOY9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 12, 2023
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