China has developed a plan to “overtake” the United States in the race to militarize artificial intelligence, robotics, and quantum computing, an expert from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warned lawmakers, noting that the communist nation is “rapidly closing the gap” with America. …
China is already able to “significantly disrupt, degrade, and even destroy the ICT [information and communication technology] infrastructure on which our military depends,” namely satellites, [William Carter, the deputy director for CSIS’ technology policy program] told lawmakers, suggesting that by doing so Beijing could essentially take down the American armed forces.
“We may have more and better aircraft carriers, tanks, and missiles than the PLA, but without access to data and connectivity many of these systems are ineffective or even inoperable,” warned the CSIS expert.
He went on to note that China considers satellites to be the U.S. military’s “Achilles heel.
hat-tip Stephen Neil