Army commanders must navigate changing rules of war on future, complex battlefields
Future Army leaders will be inundated with a flood of data, but still be expected to make rapid combat decisions that are ethical and legal. Here, a soldier views a data-rich 3-D map that allows him to view the battlespace before combat operations begin. (Army)
Army leaders are taking a hard look at how its new way of warfare, a fast-paced, multi-domain, wide-ranging style of combat, will bring a host of challenges to the laws of war.
In an event titled, “The Future Character of War and the Law of Armed Conflict” hosted by the Army Futures Command and the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare at West Point April 22, military planners, professors, lawyers and the four-star tasked with charting the Army’s future shared what they think commanders in 2035 will face. They key takeaways: Everything will be much faster;l information overload is likely; and deciphering good data from bad will matter more than ever. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/04/29/army-commanders-must-navigate-changing-rules-of-war-on-future-complex-battlefields/