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Trump administration signals focus on defense industrial base's potential for job creation

January 11, 2017 |
Marjorie Censer Tony Bertuca
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With the formation of the White House National Trade Council and the designation of a full-time staffer focused on the defense industrial base, the incoming Trump administration is signaling an early interest in potentially relying on the defense industry to spur more U.S. manufacturing jobs. Trump has long said he intends to focus on returning manufacturing jobs to the United States. The defense industry presents a natural focus, given that the majority of its work is done domestically and that...

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