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AI technology could help US, allies monitor China’s Taiwan invasion intensions

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China has stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan, alarming U.S. officials and allies in the region that Beijing is trying to take back the island by force.

If predictions of a military invasion by China to retake Taiwan are correct, the United States could use artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies to launch an invasion rather than China conducting new provocative military exercises. They will be able to demonstrate to the local military that they are doing well. So many people predict.

AI and machine learning (ML) could help the United States and its regional allies improve the speed and efficiency of war planning, intelligence assessment, and targeting effectiveness, according to experts.

An MV-22 Osprey from the Ugly Angels, Marine Corps Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362, flies by the aircraft carrier Nimitz in the South China Sea on February 11, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin McTaggart)

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Retired Maj. Gen. Mark Montgomery, senior director of the Center for Cyber ​​Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told FOX News Digital’s AI and ML will help U.S. intelligence professionals process vast amounts of surveillance data covering China. He said it would help. and the Western Pacific Ocean, which is swallowed up by the United States.

“This data needs to be processed, evaluated, and disseminated quickly, and AI and ML can make it a more agile and efficient process. That could be an advantage,” Montgomery added.

Decision makers can easily misunderstand an adversary’s intentions and mistake training exercises as a precursor to actual military action. New technology can prevent miscalculations from potentially leading to unnecessary armed conflict.

“When we are left in a situation where we can no longer derive the intentions of the enemy, the intentions of the potential enemy, from their disposition on the ground, we have to dig deeper, and It takes data, it takes math, it takes talent.…What are those signs? Warnings?” Breaking Defense reported that the U.S., who was recently named commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of the Pacific Fleet, spoke at a conference sponsored by the Defense Innovation Command.

Ships of the Philippine and Japanese Coast Guard

Philippine Coast Guard troops pass by Japan’s Coast Guard Akitsushima during a trilateral U.S.-Japan-Philippines coast guard exercise near the disputed South China Sea waters of Bataan, Philippines, June 6, 2023. Rigid hull inflatable boat. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Paparo said a major concern is the loss of strategic, operational and tactical warning.

“This presents challenges for the joint force in its ability to spot signs and warnings, dig deeper, and respond to calls from the commander-in-chief, if so, to be ready to support allies and partners. .We are prepared to defend Taiwan if China decides to resolve the issue through the use of force,” Paparo was quoted as saying in an article by Breaking Defense.

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This photo released by Xinhua News Agency shows Air Force pilots from the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command conducting joint combat training near the island of Taiwan on August 7, 2022. (Wang Xinchao/Xinhua News Agency, via AP)

Concerns are growing among policymakers in Washington that China is preparing to invade Taiwan, reunite it with the mainland by force and reverse decades of democratic autonomy. That is to say. Following Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan in August 2022, China increased its military activities in the Taiwan Strait. China sent 727 aircraft into Taiwan’s airspace in 2022, and 850 in the first half of 2023, according to the Stimson Center.

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Some in Beijing see the former House speaker’s visit as a shift away from long-held recognition of the “one China” policy that has underpinned the United States’ approach to Taiwan since 1979. Several military officials have recently warned that China is planning an invasion of Taiwan. In the next few years.

“Taiwan is clearly one of their ambitions, and that threat is going to become clearer over the next 10 years, really over the next six years,” said Adm. Philip Davidson, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Senate Armed Services Committee. I spoke at the meeting. A public hearing is scheduled for 2021.

Xi Jinping's applause

Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a meeting of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

It’s not just policymakers and regional observers who say China will attack Taiwan. Chinese President Xi Jinping is on record as openly speaking about his ambitions for Taiwan ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

In his 2023 New Year’s address, President Xi said that unification with Taiwan is inevitable and that the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will be achieved by 2049, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. “Achieving rejuvenation is the dream of the Chinese people,” Xi said in 2012.

The resolution adopted by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in November 2021 clearly states, “Resolving the Taiwan issue and realizing the complete unification of China is a historic mission and the party’s unwavering commitment.” has been done.

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A recent war game conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies inflicted staggering casualties on the United States and its allies, including “dozens of ships, hundreds of aircraft, and tens of thousands of military personnel.” A US victory over China was predicted. .

Other war games conducted by the Department of Defense, the House Select Committee on China, and various other think tanks have reached similar conclusions.

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