About This Discussion:
What is America’s greatest national security threat? Our guest, (Ret) Brigadier General Robert Spalding shares his thoughts on the real threat to the United States: Increasing dependency and infiltration of the Chinese Communist Party into US technology and society, particularly around the 5G race. As devices are increasingly interconnected and social media has seeped its way into all aspects of Western society, General Spalding shares his dire warning that the US elites on both political spectrums are complicit in the dominance of the Chinese economy.
Intellectual Property, no matter how much we innovate, is up for theft. The fight for US supremacy is at a critical mass and no technology in the future is safe if the US does not mitigate the already global Chinese influence in 5G deployment.
This is probably our heaviest episode, but the most relevant to all of our conversations on how we see the future of innovative emerging technologies and businesses.
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About (Ret) Brigadier General Robert Spalding:
Dr. Robert Spalding is an accomplished innovator in government and a national security policy strategist. He has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years. He was the chief architect of the framework for national competition in the Trump Administration’s widely praised National Security Strategy (NSS), and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President.
Dr. Spalding is globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic competition and influence, as well as for his ability to forecast global trends and develop innovative solutions.
Dr. Spalding is a skilled combat leader, promoter of technological advances to achieve improved unit performance, and a seasoned diplomant. Under Dr. Spalding’s leadership, the 509th – the nations’ only B-2 Stealth Bomber unit – experienced unprecedented technological and operational advances.
Dr. Spalding has written extensively on national security matters. His book, “STEALTH WAR: HOW CHINA TOOK OVER WHILE AMERICA’S ELITE SLEPT, was released in Oct. 2019.
Here is the official breakdown.
5:50 - General Spalding’s career path, and how he went from studying agriculture to the service (and his inspiration may surprise you)
9:30 - How his journey took him from working on his Doctorate in the US (and almost being done with the Air Force) to China.
10:17 - The opportunity in China, and why he put in his name for it (The Homestead Scholar)
13:50 - The disclaimer about China
15:30 - The rumors that have been swirling about China for years now. We discuss the firewall of China, and how China is using it to their advantage in how they educate their citizens in addition to what stays out of China
22:20 - Understanding the Cybersecurity risk that we face because of China, and why you (yes, YOU) need to be careful with how you share your data and what you click
25:30 - Why startups need to be careful of the funding they take to build their companies
27:15 - Should the US consider building a 6th service branch that focuses on protecting the country on a Cybersecurity basis.
33:10 - Why we believe we’re not the problem, yet we’re very much helping with the problem.
35:00 - What you need to know about security and your phone (Samsung or Apple)
36:30 - Why you think you may have a choice in sharing your data with 4G, and why this is going to completely go out the door with the rollout with 5G
38:15 - Does GDPR really work and the details of why or why not
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