Urban warfare symposium report published

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The International Review of the Red Cross has published a report of a symposium organised jointly by the ICRC, PREMT and the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law in March 2018. The symposium, titled Emerging Military Technologies Applied to Urban Warfare, brought together governmental, military and academic experts from various disciplines, including law, ethics, political science, philosophy, engineering and strategic studies. Over two days, experts from across Australia considered three areas of emerging technology and their intersection with urban warfare: cyber capabilities, new robotics and autonomous weapons, and human modification technologies. In the final session, the round table discussed the influence of new technologies on military and strategic decision-making processes, with a focus on the implications in urban environments.

The report can be downloaded from the ICRC website.