A senior U.S. Department of Defense official said that the US military would need to make full use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain its advantage over China. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is the head of the U.S. military uniform group, attended the symposium “Defense Forum Washington” held online by the U.S. Naval Institute. The nature of the war is fundamentally changing, “he said, citing the spread of precision-guided weapons, robotic equipment such as unmanned aircraft, and advanced satellite communication technology as examples, and the best use of these is the victory or defeat

■ “We should reduce the size of US military bases and increase the number of ships.”

Mr. Millie, who is expected to remain in his current position after the inauguration of the Joe Biden administration, said that US soldiers, their families, and employees at permanent bases in South Korea and other countries are vulnerable to attack. Millie insisted that US military bases abroad should be reduced.

“Widely deploying small troops is much less noticeable, which is key to future troops,” he said. In addition, he said the United States could deploy ground forces in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Australia to repel the Chinese fleet in order to keep the western Pacific waters in territorial disputes out of Chinese control. Insisted that a range precision-guided missile system should be operated. To that end, the Pentagon said it would need to increase the number of Navy vessels from the current 300 to more than 500 by 2045, of which more than a quarter would be unmanned robotic vessels.

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