What Insurgency Will Look Like in 2030, by Peter W. Singer

Posted: May 5, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

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Weapons and computer and robotics technology will continue to spur the decentralization of violence, making it ever more difficult to combat insurgency. From Peter W. Singer at defenseone.com:

The author of “Ghost Fleet” has some guesses — and some questions that U.S. defenders will have to answer.

Robots, artificial intelligence, cyberwar, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical competition; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of momentous, and scary, new trends and technologies. We should also expect them to shape the worlds of insurgency and terrorism.

With so much change, it is too early to know all that will shake out from these new technologies in the years leading toward 2030 and beyond. But we can identify a few key trends of what will matter for war and beyond, and resulting questions that future counter-insurgents will likely have to wrestle with. Below are three, pulled from a…

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