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When the Radios are Jammed, Fight Like Ants: Swarms of Soldiers on the Future Battlefield

Justin Lynch | February 26, 2019

Combat forces’ movement has evolved throughout history—from melee to mass to the maneuver concepts that are enshrined in contemporary modern military doctrine. On the modern battlefield, however, the US military needs to prepare to fight without the assured communications it has relied on for the last eighty years. What comes next may be another fundamental change:
swarming.

What is Swarming?

John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt first formalized swarm tactics in 2005, when they defined swarming as “engaging an adversary from all directions simultaneously either with fire or in force.” Sean Edwards built on their foundation, adding that swarms act in four stages: locate, converge, attack, and disperse. All three agree that swarming is an information-intensive form of maneuver.

 https://mwi.usma.edu/radios-jammed-fight-like-ants-swarms-soldiers-future-battlefield/
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