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US Army considers replacing thousands of troops with robots
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:14PM GMT 21 Jan 2014 | Ben Farmer

Posted on 01/21/2014 12:56:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

The US Army is considering replacing thousands of soldiers with robots as it deals with sweeping troop cuts.

A senior American officer has said he is considering shrinking the size of the Army’s brigade combat teams by a quarter and replacing the lost troops with robots and remote-controlled vehicles.

The American military is still far from fielding armies of Terminator-type robotic killers, though. Ideas under discussion instead include proposals to see manned trucks and transporters replaced by supply trains of robot vehicles.

Generals are studying proposals as the US Army is to slim down from 540,000 to about 490,000 soldiers by the end of next year. Some reports suggest it could dip below 450,000 by the end of the decade. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: control; google; militaryrobots; obama; robots; robotsoldiers; transhumamism; usarmy
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1 posted on 01/21/2014 12:56:42 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Thus ‘recruiting’ the army that will willingly and without question fire on American citizens.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 12:57:29 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Olog-hai
This is not Star Wars. This is real life. Surely there are many things that can relieve troops. Just shut your trap and try stuff.

Just remember...all electronics can be neutralized.

3 posted on 01/21/2014 12:59:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Black Agnes

You mean like Boston!!


4 posted on 01/21/2014 12:59:40 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

... because Robots are free ?


6 posted on 01/21/2014 1:00:34 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Sacajaweau
Surely there are many things that can relieve troops.

"Do I need to say it?"

7 posted on 01/21/2014 1:01:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

8 posted on 01/21/2014 1:01:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Black Agnes
Old News
9 posted on 01/21/2014 1:01:49 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Olog-hai

keep in mind everything is hackable. So this is just a peachy keen idea


10 posted on 01/21/2014 1:01:58 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: dfwgator

loL..


11 posted on 01/21/2014 1:02:19 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Sacajaweau
In the original SW, none of the droids were used for combat. That came in with the prequels, and very few of those examples were competent, funny enough (the most competent was the droideka or destroyer droid).
12 posted on 01/21/2014 1:02:28 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
The US Army is considering replacing thousands of soldiers with robots as it deals with sweeping troop cuts. A senior American officer has said he is considering shrinking the size of the Army’s brigade combat teams by a quarter and replacing the lost troops with robots and remote-controlled vehicles.

What a coincidence - the remake of Robocop comes out in a couple of weeks.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 1:02:37 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Olog-hai

That will work out great when the Target/Neimann-Marcus et al hackers get control of the robots, right?


14 posted on 01/21/2014 1:02:56 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Black Agnes

Feminists, gaylords, and 0bamab0ts aren’t enough?


15 posted on 01/21/2014 1:03:27 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Olog-hai

So the ROK (”South Korean”) Army, 506,000 strong, will be larger than the American Army? Does that sound right to you? South Korea doesn’t have world-wide commitments, the last time I checked.


16 posted on 01/21/2014 1:04:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: knarf

No doubt.

Just MHO on the matter.

The PTB’s aren’t doing this to save American Jedi, the current ROE’s bely that intention.

They’re doing it to have their own army that doesn’t have loyalties, families or religious objections to mowing down children and old people. And using the intended victims tax dollars to develop this tech to boot.

It’s only a matter of time before the elites have mechanized and roboticized and AI’d every single one of us peasants out of being useful. Then the fun really begins.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 1:06:12 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Olog-hai

Save the troops. Use more bombs.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 1:06:43 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Sacajaweau

Machines also need people to maintain and repair them.

The Simpsons will be proven right again.

“The wars of the future will not be fought on land, or sea. They will be fought in space, or on the tops of very high mountains. And they will be fought not by you, but by robots. And as you go forth today, always remember, that it will be your duty to build and maintain those robots.” - grad speech, Bart graduating from military school.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 1:06:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

autobots vs decepticons


22 posted on 01/21/2014 1:07:55 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Olog-hai

Just wait until someone hacks the system and hijacks a few of ‘em....


23 posted on 01/21/2014 1:08:51 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Olog-hai

How many of them will be female or gay robots?


25 posted on 01/21/2014 1:08:59 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: 12th_Monkey

Electromagnetic pulse. We would forfeit.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 1:10:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Olog-hai

I can see the courts bogged down with equal rights for computers and machines. They can “think” and act on their own so they are also “Human”?


27 posted on 01/21/2014 1:12:01 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: a fool in paradise

. . . or transgender?

Gotta broach the subject of robot chaplains too, and the weddings thereof, to follow up.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 1:12:09 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s agenda has been to diminish US military power. He opposed new weapon development. He wants to take us to a ZERO nuclear capacity, he has taken a nuclear response to any attack just about off the table, he has toured the Russians through our defense systems.


29 posted on 01/21/2014 1:12:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: UCANSEE2

Someone will define them as slaves.


30 posted on 01/21/2014 1:13:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Black Agnes

Troops to be replaced: Conservative.

Won’t have a home in New York, won’t have a home in the military.


31 posted on 01/21/2014 1:15:33 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Olog-hai
News from the future:
US Army considering replacing thousands of robots with soldiers.
33 posted on 01/21/2014 1:15:52 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Alex Murphy

I’d buy that for a dollar!


34 posted on 01/21/2014 1:15:55 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Little Ray

I know what I would hack it to do.


35 posted on 01/21/2014 1:16:59 PM PST by funfan
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To: Olog-hai
Someone will define them as slaves.

Bit of trivia: "Robot" is Czech for "slave". Karel Capek used the term in 1921 in his play "R.U.R." - "Rossum's Universal Robots".

36 posted on 01/21/2014 1:17:45 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 12th_Monkey
keep in mind everything is hackable. So this is just a peachy keen idea

The young minds are going to be on the outside looking into the military-robot complex.

They'll be able to bypass Directive 4 and whatever other Directives the King has implemented to protect himself.

37 posted on 01/21/2014 1:17:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

So you have robot guards along the US/Mexican border. How do you tell the good guy from the bad guy??


38 posted on 01/21/2014 1:18:50 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Gay robots, no doubt.


39 posted on 01/21/2014 1:20:55 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Sacajaweau

And we’ll have robotic JAGs to indict and prosecute them for supposed war crimes against civilians..


40 posted on 01/21/2014 1:21:28 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Olog-hai

41 posted on 01/21/2014 1:23:12 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: NEMDF

It’s really hard to do. The robots are on auto-pilot much of the time with a minder watching them. He only intervenes in an emergency.


42 posted on 01/21/2014 1:23:33 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Sacajaweau

I would guess many of them would have an operator on their weapons gear - remotely, like drone pilots. I am also guessing not all robots would be armed.


43 posted on 01/21/2014 1:23:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: a fool in paradise

yep. But I would suspect they would be hardened against that sort of thing, but still.......?


44 posted on 01/21/2014 1:23:58 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: F15Eagle
The greatest Sci-Fi movie of all time

"Monsters from the Id!"

45 posted on 01/21/2014 1:24:57 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Olog-hai

Robots don’t go home after the war and stage a real life re-enactment of the Battle of Athens.....

Which is a another bonus for the establishment for doing so...

That being said anything to prevent troop deaths is a good thing.

However, I fear a day where we get EVEN MORE involved in foreign entanlgements because we could use the excuse “we are only sending robots”....


46 posted on 01/21/2014 1:28:48 PM PST by GraceG
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To: a fool in paradise
How many of them will be female or gay robots?

Hopefully enough to go around.


47 posted on 01/21/2014 1:29:36 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Alex Murphy

[ What a coincidence - the remake of Robocop comes out in a couple of weeks. ]

I like the movie “Surrogates” better in terms of millitary robots... because they have a human pilot running them instead of a cold hard AI....


49 posted on 01/21/2014 1:29:54 PM PST by GraceG
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