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Gen. Mark Milley: Army Eyes Military Readiness With New Brigades, Emerging Tech

Mark Milley
Mark Milley

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has said the service branch has started to consider emerging platforms in the areas of robotics, biotechnology, transportation, nanotechnology, explosives and information technology as part of its readiness efforts, Army Times reported Thursday.

He said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s recent Institute of Land Warfare-hosted breakfast meeting that such technologies “are going to change not the nature of war, but they’re probably going to deeply change the character of war.”

Michelle Tan writes Milley noted that the military branch plans to set up brigades that would perform advise-and-assist missions as well as boost its reliance on the Army Reserve and Army National Guard as part of its efforts to build military readiness.

Sydney Freedberg Jr. also reports for Breaking Defense that the Army chief of staff also discussed the threats that Russia, China, Iran and North Korea pose to the U.S.

Milley called Russia “an existential threat” due to its military modernization efforts and nuclear weapons, according to the report.

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