During the last two decades, U.S. manufacturing has undergone a steady decline, thanks in no small part to competition from China. As the ‘arsenal of democracy’ has gradually eroded, the Pentagon has turned increasingly to software and service providers to generate the innovations that can give U.S. warfighters an edge in conflicts. However, Chinese companies are now challenging the nation’s leading software and service providers is areas such as social media, cloud computing and cellular operating systems. It is an open question how long America’s military can continue to dominate in cutting-edge technologies. One factor that is not helping: the continuous harassment of Big Tech by antitrust authorities. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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