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Even a pandemic can’t stunt geopolitics
This year's Outlook authors were, understandably, unable to ignore the coronavirus pandemic. But the spread of a disease did not distract them from the affairs of geopolitics.
Shipbuilding: Here today, gone tomorrow
Industry well remembers the 1990s when costs drove the Navy to slash the Seawolf-class sub order from 29 hulls to just three, with no immediate replacement vesse ready to keep the lines hot.
When a global health crisis hits home
At the start, this was a health care crisis certainly, an economic crisis potentially. Now it's clear that no market is unaffected, and I join the rest of the world in wondering where the defense industry will land.
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