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'Long, complicated and painful': Washington wrestles with strategy to boost computer chip production

April 5, 2021 at 1:29 PM
When Mark Lewis walked into the Pentagon in late 2019, he thought his most important job as a leading research official would be overseeing the development of new, high-speed missiles. The veteran aerospace scientist and former Air Force official was rejoining the Defense Department as it sought to regain the advantage from China in developing fast-flying "hypersonic" weapons. The year before, DOD's research chief had called it his top priority. But on his first day back, Lewis had a conversation...

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