Debt breach could damage defense industry, Air Force official says


A breach of the debt ceiling could do “long-lasting and profound damage” to the defense industrial base, the Air Force’s top acquisition official said Thursday.

The exact effects of a breach are hard to predict because it is “such uncharted territory,” Andrew Hunter said at a discussion in Arlington, Virginia, hosted by George Mason University’s Greg and Camille Baroni Center for Government Contracting.

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