Threats to U.S. national security continue to evolve with technological, economic, and social changes.
Federal agencies identified 26 long-term threats within 4 categories:
1) Adversaries’ Political and Military Advancements—e.g., China’s increasing ability to match the U.S. military’s strength.
2) Dual-Use Technologies—e.g., self-driving cars might be developed for private use, but militaries can use them too.
3) Weapons—advances in weapons technology, e.g., cyberweapons.
4) Events and Demographic Changes—e.g., infectious disease outbreaks.