January 10, 2018

Experts: US lag in tech, national security race against China could worsen under Trump

Featuring Paul Scharre

Source: Stars and Stripes

Journalist Claudia Grisales

WASHINGTON — In a sobering reminder of a U.S. lag in the tech-based national security race against China, a panel of experts told a House committee that the country faces an uphill battle to gain dominance in the field.

Among the newest challenges, President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and a lack of focus from the White House on the technology initiatives, including artificial intelligence, are fueling worries the United States could now fall further behind, several lawmakers and experts said.

This, as the Pentagon remains largely occupied with fighting America’s longest wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with “steel, iron and people” at the potential detriment of developing future weapons, one expert told a House Armed Services Committee subpanel Tuesday afternoon.

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Authors

  • Paul Scharre

    Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and th...