A Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is a theory about the evolution of warfare over time. An RMA is based on the marriage of new technologies with organizational reforms and innovative concepts of operations. A still new RMA could be imminent. It is a function, first and foremost, of the proliferation of sensors and so-called smart devices, the creation of increasingly large, complex and sophisticated information networks, and growing potential in automated systems and artificial intelligence. The U.S. Air Force may be the farthest along of the services in appreciating the implications of the new RMA. It has rightly concluded that the key to success in future conflicts is in Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2). I have written about this new RMA for RealClearDefense here.
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