Why a ‘Buy Allied’ approach matters


Defense News Commentary authors Daniel Fata and Jerry McGinn detail how "maintaining robust foreign suppliers through a 'Buy Allied' approach is essential for the American economy to remain strong and will help reduce dependencies on Chinese sources."

Included in the Commentary are four examples of "why making the U.S. aerospace and defense industry exclusively “Made in America” is neither feasible nor desirable:."

  1. It adds to supply chain vulnerability
  2. Limits access to the best technical solutions
  3. It increases the financial burden on US taxpayers
  4. It is "counterproductive to U.S. economic and security cooperation priorities

Read the full Commentary here.