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Washington DC: Pentagon Raises Alarm -- US Industry Cannot Afford War Much Longer

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Between globalization and nearly 20 years of constant warfare, the industrial part of the US military-industrial complex is not looking so good, putting future wars at risk, according to a new Pentagon report.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 9:33 am
“While US national defense demands for materials are seldom unmet, there exist risks to their supply now and risks are anticipated in the foreseeable future,” the report says, describing the two broad trends as the scarcity of materials used in new technologies and the US’ growing reliance on foreign supply sources.

Both US economic security and national defense are at risk due to “high US import reliance on foreign countries who may become adversaries and cut off peacetime supply during future conflicts,” the report says.

One example is Dechlorane, a flame retardant used in insulation on all US missile systems. The sole source of the material is the Belgian company Occidental Chemical. Worse yet, the precursor to make Dechlorane used to come from China, but is no longer available, “so there is now no source for Dechlorane in the world.”

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Let's hope the USA really cannot afford to make war much longer.

Right ON.

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Sue H (7)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 10:04 am
Seems like outsourcing might not have been prudent?? Fools.

Amanda McConnell (7)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 10:22 am
Thanks for sharing

Amanda McConnell (7)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 10:22 am

Wilde T (10)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 1:50 pm
Making war is also a war on the law of diminishing returns and eventually will eat up all resources on the planet. There is no end of paranoia and fear when security leads inevitably to increasing insecurity in a runaway endless loop.

Animae C (507)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 5:33 pm
Freya has a petition, i'm trying to find it.

Animae C (507)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 5:57 pm
Found it;

Cut Military Spending - Don't Increase It!

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 6:00 pm
Thanks for posting petition. I signed it already...but we sure do not need to spend any more money we do not have.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 8:17 pm
The military don't need a penny more for anything. Petition previously signed. Thanks Fiona

Janis K (129)
Thursday May 24, 2018, 11:47 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Julie W (33)
Friday May 25, 2018, 4:49 pm
This is presented as bad news, but could actually be goods news!

Freya H (345)
Friday May 25, 2018, 6:10 pm
Animae, a thousand thanks for promoting my petition! Wish that I could send you a truck full of green stars.

Wilde T (10)
Saturday May 26, 2018, 12:16 pm
Yes that was the likely goal of true globalization. That no nation can exist to threaten supply to other because they to are dependent. It is an interdependent world and we need to start to live like we know it.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday May 27, 2018, 12:22 am
I am glad

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday May 28, 2018, 12:39 am
Thanks again
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