Bolstering Economic Security
The White House has just nominated a former soldier and an ex-prosecutor to help run the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry & Security, a key defender of U.S. interests. [...]
The US Army is the world’s most powerful conventional force and had extensive military means at its disposal, from M1 Abrams tanks to Apache helicopters and Gray Eagle reconnaissance drones, as well as a million soldiers.
In response to the runaway rise in government spending on homeland security, several former members of Washington's political elite have jumped into the sector. After working for the White House, the Pentagon and even the Department of Homeland Security, they [. [...]