Lloyd Austin believes that the US Armed Forces should “understand faster, make decisions faster and act faster.”
The US must prepare for a potential conflict that will bear little resemblance to the “old wars.” US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who will deliver the first keynote speech at the Pacific Command, centered in Hawaii, will emphasize this.
According to excerpts from his speech obtained by Reuters, Austin will call for the development of technological advantages and better integration of military operations on a global scale to “understand, make decisions and act faster.”
The excerpts do not mention US rivals such as China or Russia. It is indicated that the US has begun withdrawing troops from Afghanistan to end the longest war in US history and to rethink the priorities of the Pentagon.
“We can’t predict the future. Therefore, we need the right balance of technologies, operational concepts, and capabilities linked together, so that they are reliable, flexible, and powerful, and can stop any enemy,” the text of the speech says.