Supply Chain Vulnerabilities & National Security Risks Across the U.S. Defense Industrial Base
U.S. national security is at-risk due to our military’s reliance on foreign nations for the raw materials, parts, and products used to defend the American people. In this report, Brigadier Gen. John Adams, U.S. Army (Ret.) outlines 10 steps to boost domestic production and better protect America.
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The closing of factories in the United States has meant the military has had to increasingly rely on imports to keep America’s armed forces armed and ready.
The military is shockingly vulnerable to major disruptions in the supply chain, including from poor manufacturing practices, natural disasters, and price gouging by foreign nations.
Things the U.S. can do to be less dependent on foreign suppliers include enhanced “Buy America” policies, developing domestic sources of key natural resources, and securing defense supply chains.