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Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress

This report provides an overview of selected emerging military technologies in the United States, China, and Russia such as artificial intelligence, lethal autonomous weapons, hypersonic weapons, directed energy weapons, biotechnology, and quantum technology.

It also discusses relevant initiatives within international institutions to monitor or regulate these technologies, considers the potential implications of emerging military technologies for war-fighting, and outlines associated issues for Congress. These issues include the level and stability of funding for emerging technologies, the management structure for emerging technologies, the challenges associated with recruiting and retaining technology workers, the acquisitions process for rapidly evolving and dual-use technologies, the protection of emerging technologies from theft and expropriation, and the governance and regulation of emerging technologies. Such issues could hold implications for congressional authorization, appropriation, oversight, and treaty-making

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  • Kelley M. Sayler
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Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress
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Publisher:Congressional Research Service
Published:April 6, 2022
License:Public Domain

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