Legislation Comes At A Time When Iran And Its Proxies Are Increasingly Using New Technologies, Including Artificial Intelligence, Drones, And Cyber Attacks, Against U.S. And Israel
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) helped introduce the bipartisan U.S.-Israel Future of Warfare Act with Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Ted Budd (R-NC). The bill would increase U.S. defense collaboration with Israel in areas of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, drone and cybersecurity capabilities, directed energy, and automation, to ensure both nations’ are prepared to meet the challenges of the future. By creating a U.S.-Israel Future of Warfare Research and Development through this legislation, the United States and Israel will be able to better defend against new threats that are rising in the Middle East.
“Iran and its proxies are increasingly targeting the United States and Israel with emerging technologies. To counter these threats, we must collaborate with Israel to develop and scale our advanced technological capabilities,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m helping introduce this bipartisan bill to ensure that the United States and our ally Israel can be prepared to defend against new threats posed by artificial intelligence, drones, and cyberattacks.”
As co-chair of the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus Senator Rosen has been leading the effort in the Senate to strengthen the Accords nations’ collective defenses and combat Iranian aggression. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen introduced the Abraham Accords Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2023, which authorizes cybersecurity cooperation between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Abraham Accords countries to help defend against cyber threats from Iran and other hostile cyber actors. Rosen also led the Senate Abraham Accords Caucus in introducing the bipartisan Maritime Architecture and Response to International Terrorism in the Middle East (MARITIME) Act, counter maritime threats posed by Iran, violent extremist organizations, and criminal networks.