Cover: Harnessing the Power of Private Sector Innovation to Defeat a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan

Harnessing the Power of Private Sector Innovation to Defeat a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan

Relighting Vulcan's Forge

Published Mar 5, 2024

by James Ryseff, Chia-Hsi Jessica Lin, D. Sean Barnett, Michael Bohnert, Caleb Lucas, Barry Wilson, Jim Mitre

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American policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the Department of Defense’s ability to defeat a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. To counter this, RAND gathered a group of private sector technologists with defense experts to explore technological solutions that could be deployed quickly (before 2027) and which had the potential to make a game-changing impact on the conflict. The participants generated 17 solutions that met these criteria.

This research was sponsored by the Special Competitive Studies Project and conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Program of the RAND National Security Research Division.

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