The déjà vu of ‘Top Gun’ diplomacy

Ambassador Lisa Gable


Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

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The déjà vu of ‘Top Gun’ diplomacy

The release of “Top Gun: Maverick” made me nostalgic for the Ronald Reagan era, a period of industrial and military strength that led to the rise of Silicon Valley and U.S. dominance in high-tech manufacturing. Perhaps it’s déjà vu.

When the original “Top Gun” was released, just as today, America and its allies faced daunting geopolitical and domestic threats. It may again be within our capacity to use technology to defend and empower democracies to reverse course. It requires us to unleash the spirit of innovation and the dedication of our military and foreign policy specialists in a coordinated response.