The US Army Cyber Institute (ACI) published a manual in the form of a comic strip in which NATO forces lose in a conflict with Russia. This is reported by IEEE Spectrum - a monthly magazine published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
It is noted that the illustrated manuals are created for the US military in order to encourage them to think about the wars of the future and how exactly preparations for such conflicts should be conducted.
According to the story of the comic book, in 2027, Moldova and Romania decide to unite and thereby cross the red line of Russia. The tension is exacerbated by the fact that NATO and Moscow are conducting exercises on different sides of the Russian border at this time. At some point, individual troops deviate from the pre-planned action plan, robots enter the battle and a full-scale conflict begins.
The battle takes place quickly, as Russia has the capabilities to conduct a high-tech war. Moscow is launching a cyberattack that hits unarmed weapons of the enemy, and then attacks the alliance tanks. Further, according to the scenario predicted by the authors of the manual, Russian troops seize an American consulate in one of the defeated cities.
"Our mission is to prevent a strategic surprise for the army," said ACI employee Lt. Col. Natalie Vanatta.
According to her, the manual is intended for both ordinary soldiers and young officers. Vanatta noted that the format of the manual may seem unusual, but comic books help military personnel "understand in many ways incomprehensible things."
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