In a major foreign policy speech, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the U.S. needs to make better use of “3D printing, artificial intelligence, and cyberwarfare.”
Promising that ISIS will be gone “quickly” if he is elected president, Trump went on to talk about the state of America’s military technology.
“We have to rebuild our military and our economy,” he said. “The Russians and Chinese have rapidly expanded their military capability, but look at what’s happened to us.”
Trump lamented that America’s nuclear weapons arsenal, the country’s “ultimate deterrent,” had been “allowed to atrophy” and is “desperately in need of modernization and renewal.”
The presidential candidate also noted that some U.S. pilots were still flying B-52s in combat missions. “These planes are older than virtually everyone in this room!” said Trump.
“Our military is depleted, and we’re asking our generals and military leaders to worry about global warming,” he continued.
Trump went on to sketch out his vision for the future of the U.S. military, placing an emphasis on harnessing America’s technological superiority.
“We will spend what we need to rebuild our military… We will develop, build, and purchase the best equipment known to mankind,” Trump declared. “Our military dominance must be unquestioned — and I mean unquestioned by anybody and everybody.”
“We need to think smarter about areas where our technological superiority – and nobody comes close – gives us an edge,” he explained. “This includes 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and cyber-warfare.”
Trump’s full speech can be watched below.