Imagine this future scenario: The United States is on the brink of war with a hostile state threatening national security. But we have a military option that will not risk the life of a single American Soldier and will protect countless innocent civilians. The President can deter nuclear war and avoid a bloody invasion with a single order: Send in the drones.
Unmanned fighter jets launch from aircraft carriers and conduct bombing runs on the enemy’s military infrastructure. Autonomous ground vehicles seek out and destroy their forces, which have already been tracked remotely by satellite. At sea, as the enemy launches a submarine campaign against merchant shipping while mining critical waterways, a network of autonomous undersea vehicles responds by locating submersed threats and strategically self-destructing to neutralize the danger.