Pentagon report details military UAVs, future of AI warfare. The United States needs to prepare for artificial intelligence in warfare. The report operated under the idea that autonomous weapons capabilities were going to be developed eventually, and that the United States needs to avoid an AI Cold War. There is a recommendation for a “minefield of autonomous lethal UAVs,” which could prevent unwanted incursion into American-held zones either on the land or underwater. These would be designed to be “cascaded,” or to deploy smaller autonomated weapons in order to control specific areas. As of 2014, the U.S. military employed almost 10,000 unmanned aerial systems.