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Gen. Mark Milley: Army Must Update Tactics, Weapons to Manage Future Conflicts

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Mark Milley
Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, has said he predicts the future of the service branch will not include divisions, corps, tanks or Bradley fighting vehicles and bear little resemblance to its current state in 25 to 30 years.

He told the annual 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 branch 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.”

Milley noted the Army needs to update current thinking, training and fighting strategies as well as learn to utilize new methods to communicate, produce water or devise replacement parts.

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