LaPlante pushes 'friend-shoring' ahead of key global armaments conference

By Tony Bertuca / September 27, 2022 at 12:14 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante, who this week will chair a meeting in Brussels between dozens of national armaments directors, said today the United States must more closely align its defense industrial capabilities with those of foreign allies to not only respond to the "acute threat" stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but also to prepare "for the next Ukraine" in the future. LaPlante, in a pre-recorded message delivered at the ComDef defense conference in Arlington, VA, said new...

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