WASHINGTON, DC — The American Edge Project, a coalition of two dozen domestic organizations, today launched a new ad campaign stressing the importance of America winning the high stakes race to pioneer the breakthrough technologies of the future. The spot, titled “Adversaries,” warns against misguided policies that will undermine American innovation and empower adversarial nations, namely China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

“America’s adversaries are determined to erode our competitive edge and overtake the United States in developing the critical technologies of the future.” said Doug Kelly, CEO of the American Edge Project. “This high stakes competition will shape the future of the globe and the U.S. cannot afford to lose traction. That is why our leaders must come together to strengthen American innovation and ensure we don’t fall behind adversarial countries that don’t share our values in this race that will determine who defines the future.”

Watch “Adversaries” here.


“America leads the world in innovation.

“But we’re in a race to develop tomorrow’s technologies with foreign adversaries that don’t share our values. 

“Some politicians are pushing for misguided policies that will undermine America’s tech innovators and empower countries like China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

“It’s a threat to our economy, a threat to our national security, and a threat to our democracy and freedom of expression online.

“Congress must strengthen, not weaken, American technology.”


The American Edge Project is a coalition of domestic organizations representing a cross-section of U.S. innovators who are dedicated to telling the story about technology’s positive influence on America’s economy and the vital role innovation plays in our society. Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, former U.S. Representative Chris Carney, and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith are directors of the American Edge Project. AEP’s National Security Advisory Board is comprised of Former White House Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend; retired four-star General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., United States Marine Corps (USMC), who served as former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael J. Morell. Former U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Economic Advisory Board. Former U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) and Former U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Open & Accessible Internet Advisory Board.

Visit AmericanEdgeProject.org for more information.