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America on Edge: Settling for Second Place?

Neal F. Lane

America on Edge: Settling for Second Place?.

By Norman R. Augustine and Neal Lane

The United States risks ceding its longstanding global leadership in science and engineering to China, the authors contend in Issues in Science and Technology. The article discusses current challenges facing U.S. scientific and industrial policy, and outlines concrete steps for the federal government to take that will advance U.S. international research and economic competitiveness.