trump report bemoans pentagon reliance on chinese parts

by:Rocket PCB     2019-10-23
A new White House study found that the US military is too dependent on China and other countries to provide important components for its weapons and equipment.
The report, which will be released later on Friday, calls for targeted investment in domestic manufacturing to eliminate loopholes in the Pentagon\'s supply chain that could pose a risk to national security.
While it laments the Pentagon\'s reliance on parts from several countries, the document focuses mainly on China, bashing Beijing for its \"economic aggression\" and its suppression of certain markets.
\"China is a single or only supplier of some special chemicals for ammunition and missiles,\" 146-
Page reported that President Donald Trump had commissioned him more than a year ago.
\"There are no other sources or deletions in many cases-
In replacement materials, even in the presence of this option, the time and cost of testing and identifying new materials can be prohibitive.
\"This study also condemns\" the past and the counter
A productive \"Pentagon procurement practice\" that delays, hinders innovation and increases supplier costs \".
China\'s \"positive industrial policy\" has affected a number of key capabilities, including solar cells for military use.
Panel aircraft display and processing of rare earth elements, the report said.
\"China\'s actions seriously threaten other capabilities, including machine tools;
Production and Processing of advanced materials such as biological materials, ceramics and composites;
Production of printed circuit boards and semiconductors . \"
Trump will officially announce the report on Friday and sign relevant executive orders.
The report draws on key themes of the Trump Administration\'s Chinese principles, which have been stolen from intellectual property and forced American companies to move research and development overseas in exchange for access to China\'s vast market.
On Thursday, US Vice President Mike Pence accused China of escalating military aggression, Business theft and human rights violations, saying that China had shaped the Asian powers into a single-minded interference that was coming.
China hit back on Friday, calling Pence\'s allegations \"absurd, unfounded and defamatory \".
According to Bloomberg on Thursday, the Chinese military inserted tiny chips into Chinese-made US computer equipment as part of Beijing\'s huge effort to steal U. S. technology secrets.
It is reported that the rice-sized chip was used on devices made for Amazon, which first reminded US authorities, as well as Apple, and possibly other companies and government agencies, including the military.
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