DOD pushing new defense industrial strategy to expand weapons stockpiles

By Tony Bertuca / October 25, 2023 at 4:47 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante, a key official behind the Biden administration's effort to again make the United States an " arsenal of democracy ," said today a forthcoming National Defense Industrial Base Strategy will underscore ongoing work to surge global weapons production as a means of deterring U.S. adversaries. “Production itself is deterrence -- it’s as simple as that,” he said today at the annual Common Defense Conference in Arlington, VA. LaPlante, who recently returned from more than a...

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