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US Moves smartbomb production to China

charrison

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WTF?

REPORT IN A LOCAL US newspaper said that a Magnequench unit in Valparaiso which specialises in so-called smart bomb technology is to be outsourced to the People's Republic of China.
The Valparaiso unit makes 80 per cent of rare earth magnets used in smart bombs.

The proposed move has drawn a storm of protest from local politicians Pete Visclosky and Senator Evan Bayh, who are calling for the House Armed Services Committee to review the Department of Defense (DoD) contracts with Magnequench.
 

Martin

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with the way things are going F22s will soon be made in China and their software will be written in India


 

LunarRay

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I live in very strange times. Joe McCarthy is rolling over and over in his grave. We need Ann Coulter in on this.. and Pat Buchannan.. this is beyond the beyonds of nutty.
 

no0b

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WTF,,, WTF,,, WTF,,, Globalization is going to kill America and the world along with it.
 

Zebo

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I warned people over a year ago Bush was going to do this.. Already Partoit missle electronics are made in Japan... newport news in farming out etc... I always used to recommond kids graduating applying to defense contractors but not anymore. What next? Farm out the armed services?....Wait they already have a fast track system inplace for citizenship for phillipinos and mexicans who join up.

Corporate masters want to turn us into a third world county.
 

Dari

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I'm surprised the gov't would let this happen. It has to be either an error in reporting or an error in judgement.

What next? Farm out the armed services?....Wait they already have a fast track system inplace for citizenship for phillipinos and mexicans who join up.
How is that not a win-win situation for both parties?
 

BarneyFife

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Oh well. At least the CEO's will be eating bigger steaks and driving around Maybachs instead of Bentleys.
 

Zebo

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Originally posted by: BarneyFife
Oh well. At least the CEO's will be eating bigger steaks and driving around Maybachs instead of Bentleys.
Better to own a politian than be one;)
 

tec699

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Gimmie Gimmie!!!


Who the hell wouldn't sell out America for a little bling bling? I know I would!!! Let the next generation deal with the terrible mistakes that were engaging in at this moment!

:D
 

BaliBabyDoc

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Walmart dominates the American retail landscape b/c Americans prefer cheap Chinese goods to be sold to them by cheap American "retail consultants".
 

BOBDN

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Originally posted by: Dari
I'm surprised the gov't would let this happen. It has to be either an error in reporting or an error in judgement.

What next? Farm out the armed services?....Wait they already have a fast track system inplace for citizenship for phillipinos and mexicans who join up.
How is that not a win-win situation for both parties?
Maybe they can fast track a few enemy insurgents or Phillipine terrorists into the armed forces. That would be a win win for Al Qaeda.

Hiring mercenaries with the payoff being citizenship. A real win win for both parties. Bush gets to start wars based on lies and use an inexhaustible supply of third worlders who will do anything for US citizenship.

Heh. If US citizens finally wake up and oppose Bush he can just do what the British did during the Revolutionary War - hire mercenaries. Maybe some day he can even turn them on us.

 

Dari

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Originally posted by: BOBDN
Originally posted by: Dari
I'm surprised the gov't would let this happen. It has to be either an error in reporting or an error in judgement.

What next? Farm out the armed services?....Wait they already have a fast track system inplace for citizenship for phillipinos and mexicans who join up.
How is that not a win-win situation for both parties?
Maybe they can fast track a few enemy insurgents or Phillipine terrorists into the armed forces. That would be a win win for Al Qaeda.

Hiring mercenaries with the payoff being citizenship. A real win win for both parties. Bush gets to start wars based on lies and use an inexhaustible supply of third worlders who will do anything for US citizenship.

Heh. If US citizens finally wake up and oppose Bush he can just do what the British did during the Revolutionary War - hire mercenaries. Maybe some day he can even turn them on us.
that's as dumb a post as I've ever read.
 

BOBDN

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Originally posted by: Dari
Originally posted by: BOBDN
Originally posted by: Dari
I'm surprised the gov't would let this happen. It has to be either an error in reporting or an error in judgement.

What next? Farm out the armed services?....Wait they already have a fast track system inplace for citizenship for phillipinos and mexicans who join up.
How is that not a win-win situation for both parties?
Maybe they can fast track a few enemy insurgents or Phillipine terrorists into the armed forces. That would be a win win for Al Qaeda.

Hiring mercenaries with the payoff being citizenship. A real win win for both parties. Bush gets to start wars based on lies and use an inexhaustible supply of third worlders who will do anything for US citizenship.

Heh. If US citizens finally wake up and oppose Bush he can just do what the British did during the Revolutionary War - hire mercenaries. Maybe some day he can even turn them on us.
that's as dumb a post as I've ever read.
That's as dumb a reply as I've ever read.

 

tnitsuj

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I don't really see what the problem is. A component of a weapons system is being outsourced to a Chinese controlled consortium. Big freaking deal. If it was classified or would give away secrets, it would never get past the export reviews. The US military, hell the entire US economy would be screwed if they couldn't get components from overseas for a lot of systems. It's called globalization. Get over it.
 

CaptnKirk

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Maybe we can get them to sign a contract where the Chinese will build, transport, and detonate Nuclear Devices.
We could get them to do it by hand, fully eliminating the cost of sophisticated delivery vehicles, say a few thousand
people form a bucket brigade and carry it to the designated target. They could probably get bargain prices for the
things from North Korea, we could just pay for the logistical mechanisn of deployment - contract it out through Halliburton.
 

JellyBaby

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Bank accounts know nothing of sovereign borders and national security.

If China decided to take control over the manufacturing of these components how quickly could another source be up and running? Hopefully faster than our ability to drop the bombs needing these parts, eh?
 

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