The Huffington Post Agrees: Air Force turning to China for basic household components is "troubling"
Dave Jamieson of the Huffington Post wrote about the U.S. Air Force filing a waiver for military housing components Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska; a story that we covered on Tuesday, and that the Wall Street Journal, completely missing the point, turned into a laughing matter yesterday.
Fortunately, unlike the WSJ, Jamieson understands that this isn’t just a matter of a few Chinese made light fixtures and screws, rather, it's a harbinger of things to come for an already depleted U.S. manufacturing base. Drawing from an interview with AAM’s Scott Paul, Jamieson argues that
In the case of the Eielson project, it may be more troubling that the Air Force did its due diligence and still couldn’t find a supplier. ‘It’s not like China has a competitive advantage in making screws,’ says Paul. ‘Shame on us if we can’t make them.’
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