Senate Antitrust Bill Would Put American National Security At Risk
As we have previously highlighted, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) would endanger national security and harm America’s global competitiveness. The bill would require American companies to share data and infrastructure (including operating systems, hardware, and software) with foreign rivals, while making no such requirements for Chinese, Russian, and other foreign competitors.
Further, research by Harvard’s Graham Allison shows the high stakes of the U.S.-China tech race, and former National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien explains in the Wall Street Journal that breaking up leading U.S. tech companies would be “a gift” to China.
With global tech competition more critical than ever, and China poised to overtake the United States on next-generation technologies like quantum computing, we can’t afford to hamstring leading American companies.
View the full explainer from Don’t Break What Works here.
Read Springboard’s previous work on this subject here and here, and view our list of must-reads on how recent antitrust bills will hurt American security and competition here.
Also view a letter from former top U.S. national security officials on the security risks posed by radical antitrust here.