Inside a quiet home in Northern Virginia — sitting at a computer, typing with one finger — a man just shy of his 92nd birthday moderated an E-mail exchange for 500 of the nation’s most influential military and diplomatic thinkers. Here is the 3 1/2-minute profile I produced in 2013 about John Collins, known in policymaking circles as The Warlord.
In future wars, will human soldiers be replaced by weapons that think for themselves? Lots of remotely controlled systems are already on the battlefield. In 2012 I spoke with scientists, analysts — and the nation’s top military officer — about how remote engagement and autonomous systems might be changing the American way of war. Here is the CBS Radio documentary that […]