LaPlante wants to see 'production, production, production'

By Tony Bertuca / May 3, 2023 at 3:33 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today that defense industrial base policy is in the middle of a "pivot" driven by the need to fill capacity gaps highlighted by the ongoing war in Ukraine and the need to prepare to possibly aid Taiwan in the event of a conflict with China. “We've got to focus on production,” he said. “Production, production, production.” LaPlante, who spoke on a panel hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, said there has...

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