* The US Air Force may not be well equipped to handle precise urban warfare.
* 80 percent of humanity will live in cities by 2050. And megacities, those with more than 10 million people. will grow from a dozen to 50.
* Achieve military objectives while limiting casualties and city damage
* combat lasers and anti-electronics microwaves are potentially useful
However, the US army and US marines have also been developing drones for close air support and have tried to convert retired A-10 and F-16 into unmanned drones.
Future combat would look somewhat like the Terminator future except with more hunter killer drones and fewer humanoid robots. However, in theory the drones and lasers will be to reduce collateral damage.
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