Gen. Mark Milley,Â U.S. Army chief of staff, has said he predictsÂ the future of the service branch willÂ not includeÂ divisions, corps, tanks or Bradley fighting vehicles and bear little resemblance to its current state inÂ 25 to 30 years.
HeÂ toldÂ the annualÂ Association of the U.S. Army meeting that nation states will fight to protect their interests the same way conflicts over territory or resources are present today, the service branchÂ said Thursday.
“I suspect that the organizations and weapons and doctrines of land armies, between 2025 and 2050, in that quarter-century period of time, will be fundamentally different than what we see today,” said Milley.
“We must invest in hardening our systems and, equally important, train on the techniques of operating with limited electronics.”
MilleyÂ noted the Army needs to updateÂ current thinking, training and fighting strategiesÂ as well asÂ learn to utilize new methods to communicate, produce water orÂ devise replacement parts.