The order comes at the at the end of the White House’s “Made in America Week,” and Navarro said that this order recognizes that as the U.S. has lost factories, its defense industrial base now faces “increasing gaps in capabilities.”
The White House aide said that there is only one company left in the U.S. that repairs propellers for submarines. The holistic approach of the order means that it will also address possible workforce gaps in skilled labor, according to Navarro.
Alex Gray, the White House’s deputy director for the defense industrial base, told reporters that a healthy manufacturing base and supply chain is “critical to the economic strength and national security of the United States.”
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