People who are after Government (i.e. taxpayers) money always point to a Gap between the US and the Bogeyman Of The Day. Remember the Nuclear Gap, the Missile Gap, the Bomber Gap etc. Now we have an AI Gap. All these Gaps turn out to be bullshit, but by then they've got their hands on your money. Thank goodness for Georgetown University and its Center for Security and Emerging Technology throwing some cold water on the scare mongering.