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The U.S. Needs a High-Tech Manhattan Project

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5G sign at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China

The United States needs to wrest the initiative in high tech from China and re-establish American dominance in telecommunications, computation, artificial intelligence, materials science, chip design and lithography, manufacturing, and other key fields. It doesn't matter how much it costs.

We're getting our heads handed to us. China is getting the jump on us while we dither. Think Manhattan Project. Think Sputnik moment. Think JFK's Moonshot. Think Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative. You can't stop something with nothing. We need a grand mobilization of material and human resources to meet the challenge of the 21st century.

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