The Increasing Role of Robots in National Security
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Washington United States
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When most people think of national security and the global war on terrorism, they often focus on the activities taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, the war on terrorism is genuinely global and is being fought in many places beyond U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility in the Middle East and the Horn ofAfrica. From Asia to South America, service members are pursuing multiple strategies to prevent the planning and execution of terrorist attacks. These strategiesinvolve working with our partner nations around the world to conduct humanitarian missions, secure their borders, exchange intelligence, and help traintheir militaries. A major challenge for the Department of Defense is that there are various issues in many parts of the world and only so many personnel to go around.