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Navarro: Pentagon to run government-wide defense industrial base review

July 21, 2017 at 5:06 PM
President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials. Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy , said during a Friday press briefing that the order sets up the first-ever “whole-of-government” review of the defense industrial base. “By viewing our defense industrial base more broadly than just the traditional defense sector, this executive order recognizes the...

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