In the Media

The Industrial Base Gears Up for Great Power Conflict

By Jeff Green. Originally published in National Defense Magazine For decades, free-trade ideology has dominated discussions about manufacturing and economic development in the United States, even with respect to the defense industrial base. Though policies stemming from this ideology have succeeded in generating great wealth for the U.S. economy, they […]

Defense companies buckle up for budget whiplash in 2019

Defense firms, fresh off a two-year budget deal that created some predictability in Pentagon spending, are strapping in for a roller coaster ride in 2019. Chief among the concerns is the widely divergent possibilities for the overall size of the proposed defense budget for fiscal 2020, due to Congress in […]

The decline of the defense industrial base – and what to do about it

Supporters of a strong defense industrial base should view this report as a significant step forward for the U.S. military. After years of being overlooked, the sub-tiers of the defense industrial base, in particular, are now being monitored, evaluated, and supported. The Department of Defense and the White House have started an important conversation by doing the research to bring these problems to the foreground, and it will be up to Congress next year to provide the resources and legislation necessary to cure them.

The 2019 NDAA: A Step Forward on Strategic Minerals

By Jeff Green. Originally posted August 28, 2018, on RealClearDefense. DoD Photo by Kimberly Conrad With the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), along with several executive orders promulgated this year, the Federal government is finally getting serious about revitalizing the defense industrial base. This strategically critical sector […]