Whether it's nanotechnology or robotics, the incredible advances in American manufacturing that consumers take for granted often serve an additional purpose. These technologies support our military, particularly our soldiers fighting overseas.
American manufacturers supply our military with the essentials needed to defend this country, including tanks, fighter jets, submarines and other high-tech equipment. Maintaining our capability through a vibrant and dynamic industrial base is critical for our national security.
The alternative is to rely on other countries to supply our military, and risk being held hostage to the interests of these other countries, especially when they may run counter to our own. In particular, it is crucial that key components and technologies critical to the production of U.S. weapons, and related industrial capacity, be located within the United States.