Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, who serves as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, made the projection during remarks Tuesday at the Association of the United States Army conference in Huntsville, Alabama, National Defense Magazine reported.
“Future Army forces may be not only outnumbered … but we also may face enemies who have overmatch capability over us in some key areas,” McMaster stated.
In particular, McMaster said that the Army has not kept up with emerging adversaries’ advanced combat vehicles, adding that other nations have developed better means to protect their vehicles. Officials at the conference emphasized that the Army needs to acquire more “disruptive capabilities” to thwart possible threats, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, electronic warfare, and advanced combat vehicles.
“We don’t want a fair fight,” McMaster said Tuesday. “If we show up with ‘U.S. Army’ on our chests in large numbers, [we want to ensure] you’re going to get your ass kicked.”
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