National Security

Dec 04 2023

A Draft of the National Defense Industrial Strategy Leaked, and There’s Reason to Worry

Politico got ahold of a draft copy of the report, set to be unveiled in the coming weeks, and it confirms the U.S. can't make the weapons it needs quickly enough.
Sep 18 2023

China’s Shipbuilding Capacity is 232 Times Greater Than That of the United States

After decades of cutting back on shipbuilding, the United States Navy is attempting to get back up to speed.
Jul 31 2023

The United States Needs to Build “Larger and More Diverse” Supply Chains for Critical Minerals

It's not really a surprise, but a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies finds that China dominates mineral supply chains. The U.S., meanwhile, is more dependent on...
Jul 11 2023

The Ongoing Effort to Arm Ukraine Exposes Problems in the U.S. Defense Industrial Base

The offshoring of so much of our domestic manufacturing makes it harder to ramp up production of things needed for our national defense.
May 30 2023

Why Elon Musk’s Trip to China is Alarming

A lot of people dislike the billionaire because of what he's done to Twitter. But Musk's increasingly close ties with China's authoritarian government should also raise some red flags.
May 23 2023

Congress Gets Closer to Closing an Infrastructure Loophole that Benefits a Chinese State-Owned Firm

Thanks to flawed implementation of the 2019 TIVSA law, four major U.S. cities received a lifetime exemption. That could change soon.
May 19 2023

Former USTR Robert Lighthizer tells Congress the CCP “May Be the Most Perilous Adversary We’ve Ever Had”

The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held its third hearing on Wednesday, further exploring how to meet the challenges posed by China’s economic aggression.
Jan 17 2023

Wow, Things are Really Bad at the CRRC Factory in Massachusetts

The Chinese state-owned company severely underbid to nab a taxpayer-funded contract to build new rail cars for Boston's subway system. It hasn't gone great.
Jan 05 2023

Remember the CRRC Boston Rail Car Project? It’s Shaping Up to be Quite the Boondoggle

There were big concerns raised when the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority picked a Chinese state-owned company to build its new rail cars. Now it appears the project has gone completely off...
Sep 29 2022

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Sure Technology Invented in the USA is Made in the USA

The Invent Here, Make Here for Homeland Security Act passed a key Senate committee on Wednesday.