Failure of U.S. to meet the future threat from China

Christian Brose argues that the U.S. is falling behind China in the race to develop this next generation of warfare 1. This is attributed to complacency of U.S. public, politicians, and defense industry for lack of having a “real” opponent in the last three decades.

He views the solution to the situation to be defining real world problems, and then creating the proper incentives in the market to solve those problems. For example having real world competitions to solve future problems and then paying the winner with the contract.


Brose, C. The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare. (Hachette Books, 2020).