The United States no longer has a strategic monopoly on a technology that is widely seen as the key factor in the next generation of warfare.
“There are many occasions of something being simultaneously invented in China and elsewhere, or being invented first in China and then later making it overseas,” he said. “But then U.S. media reports only on the U.S. version. This leads to a misperception of those ideas having been first invented in the U.S.”
Source: China’s Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter (NYTimes)