Accession Number:

AD1071571

Title:

US Defense Industrial Base: strong, but at risk

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,26 Jun 2017,24 May 2018

Corporate Author:

US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The Defense Industrial Base DIB is a combination of both government and commercial organizations that produces military munitions and equipment. Since the successful surge of US defense industrial might in World War II, the DIB has been slowly eroding. During this slow decline over the past seventy-five years, some critical vulnerabilities have emerged in the DIB. Three of these vulnerabilities in the DIB are sole sources of production for military equipment and ammunition, decreased funding for infrastructure maintenance and modernization, and reliance on foreign sources for key components and chemical compounds. These vulnerabilities increase the risk of not being able to meet potential surge requirements generated by a future high-intensity conflict with a peer adversary.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE