Impact of Foreign Investment on National Security.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question regards the impact of foreign investment on our national security and the role of the Department of Defense in ensuring that the economic interests in the U.S. do not degrade our national security. An examination of recent testimony before various Congressional committees investigating foreign investment in the U.S. revealed a lack of adequate information upon which to establish foreign economic policy. Although national security was mentioned the agencies providing information were motivated by economic and political factors rather than military. Recent investment patterns of OPEC indicate a possible desire to seek further economic and political power through acquisitions in energy, raw materiel, and aerospace industries. The impact of the U.S. industrial base on the military preparedness and ultimate national security is the responsibility of the Department of Defense therefore, it should closely review the analysis being made by the departments of Commerce and Treasury on foreign investment in the U.S. Author
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