The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, said that the rise of China and some technological innovations are contributing to this.
The world may be entering an era of “potential international instability,” aided by the rise of China and the emergence of dangerous technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics that could become crucial to waging war, a US general has warned.
General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, compared the current era to other geopolitical shifts in world history, including the fall of Rome and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“We are entering a period of potential international instability,” Milley said in a speech at Howard University.
According to Milley, the rise of China is changing the status quo after several decades when the US was, in fact, “the undisputed global military, political and economic power.”
He warned that geopolitical changes are accompanied by technological innovations in robotics, hypersonic weapons, artificial intelligence, and other technologies.
“They are extremely destructive and can become crucial in the conduct of war,” Milley said. Days before Milley’s speech, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned that the United States needed to prepare for a potential conflict that bore little resemblance to the” old wars ” that had long engulfed the Pentagon.