Hicks Underscores U.S. Innovation in Unveiling Strategy to Counter China's Military Buildup

Ingenuity and innovation remain at the heart of the U.S. military’s strategic advantage as it confronts the pressing challenges in the Indo-Pacific, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said today as she unveiled the Defense Department’s initiative aimed at directly countering the People’s Republic of China’s rapid buildup of its armed forces.

Hicks said as China focuses on the sheer mass of its military, the U.S. will “out-match adversaries by out-thinking, out-strategizing and out-maneuvering them.”

Under the strategy, coined by Hicks as the replicator initiative, the Defense Department will field thousands of autonomous systems across multiple domains within the next […]

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