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New AIA Papers Look At Sequester, Industrial Base

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    New AIA Paper "Sequester, Defense Budgets and the Industrial Base"
    (Source: Aerospace Industries Association; issued Oct. 17, 2013)

    During the budget negotiations now scheduled to take place, it is paramount sequestration be addressed to avoid creating a national security deficit by starving the Armed Forces of the resources necessary to train and equip in order to meet our nation’s obligations and protect Americans in an increasingly dangerous world.

    A new paper from the Bipartisan Policy Center, “From Merely Stupid to Dangerous: The Sequester’s Effect on National and Economic Security,â€￾ Report examines the consequences of this misguided policy to our armed forces and the defense industrial base that supports them, as well as to our economy.

    Additionally, AIA has developed a paper, “Sequester, Defense Budgets and the Industrial Baseâ€￾ Report to illuminate the impacts of sequestration on the skills and capabilities of our defense industrial base.

    It is imperative that as the House and Senate budget committee conferees deliberate, the capabilities and health of the defense industrial base be taken into account and that the real drivers of our debt and deficit issues are addressed. Until Congress can achieve this broader solution, our national and economic security will remain under a cloud of uncertainty.

    Failure to invest in such things as our aviation infrastructure, space research and weather satellites will have both short and long term consequences.

    It is critical that Congress and President Obama find a more responsible path forward rather than the lowest common denominator solution of sequestration.
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