10/15, 7:58 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US must develop military tech, produce chips - Kelly

United States Senator Mark Kelly said on Friday that the US needs to develop new military technology in order to prevent war with China and other rivals.

Speaking to Axios, the senator stressed the importance of being ahead of the game in military technology rather than "playing catch up," noting that the US was lagging in several areas of military technology as well as semiconductor manufacturing.

"We used to make 40% of the world's semiconductors here in the United States ... we're down to about 12%," Kelly lamented. "These chips go in everything from the most advanced fighter jets to your vacuum cleaner and your phone. And it puts our national security at risk when we need semiconductor chips from places like Taiwan as an example."

Breaking the News / IB