Friday, January 10, 2014

Pentagon on watch for disruptive technology worldwide

Concern over China has been mounting for years. A December 2006 study for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency highlighted China's gains and the implications for U.S. military policy. "Globalization is an irreversible process," the report said. "High technology is no longer the sole domain of the United States and other western countries. In order to avoid military surprise from Disruptive Challenges we must be increasingly vigilant of states such as China and India, who are well positioned to become leaders at the nexus of nano-, bio-, information and materials technology, from which will likely emerge the future disruptive challenges to U.S. national security."