National Security

National Security

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.

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • MT @ScottPaulAAM Don't cheer 2Q GDP estimate yet: imports rose faster than exports, an unnecessary drag on growth. http://t.co/J7WUhVJxOT 1 hour 42 min ago
  • Missed the news last night? Here's a recap of the status of the legislation to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent: http://t.co/3fNnYwW5KI 2 hours 50 min ago
  • ICYMI: Senate passed its version of Highway Trust Fund bill; shortened length of extension to Dec. instead of May 2015. Heads back to House. 15 hours 9 min ago
  • The Senate is now debating legislation to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund (well, until May 2015). Watch on @cspan: http://t.co/7h65biQlFz 19 hours 1 min ago
  • RT @SteveRattner: Amazing shift in US jobs -- gone from making things to taking care of sick people http://t.co/44ZBilZiCg 19 hours 57 min ago
  • We must be close to election season. Candidates are talking a big game about unfair trade on the campaign trail: http://t.co/vsahfLZSb4 22 hours 22 min ago
  • Looks like @amazon is getting into the 3D printing business. http://t.co/dHa0askSK9 23 hours 44 min ago
  • RT @WisconsinOven: MT @KeepitMadeinUSA @ScottPaulAAM shares ideas in @HuffingtonPost on how to restore American manufacturing leadership:ht… 1 day 29 min ago
  • BTW, ALL the machines at that Indianapolis Adidas plant helped produce LeBron jerseys. http://t.co/InVSaeooRv Plus more in Iowa & Cleveland. 1 day 30 min ago
  • !!! RT @darrenrovell The LeBron jersey assembly line at Adidas facility in Indianapolis http://t.co/FCcJz76kpa 1 day 32 min ago