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Swarming the Battlefield: Combat Evolves Toward Lethal Autonomous Weapons | The Cipher Brief

Swarming the Battlefield: Combat Evolves Toward Lethal Autonomous Weapons | The Cipher Brief

War, often rationalized as an extension of policy by violent means, has always been a deeply human experience. It defines much of human history and, unsurprisingly, changes in technology accompany—and are often driven by—adaptations in the conduct of warfare. Battles are increasingly fought at distance, progressing from the thrust of a spear to the click of a button that launches a Hellfire missile from a Predator drone flying thousands of miles away.

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