Joe Biden Accomplishment Thread

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by theiioftx, May 28, 2021.

  1. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    One thing that worries me about the defense industry is how little competition there is now. During World War II, there was a shitload of companies selling big stuff like aircraft. Obviously, there was some consolidation after the war, which was to be expected and more after the Cold war, but now there are very few. We've got Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and General Dynamics, most of which are several old companies merged into a few. They aren't the only ones, but they're the big ones. Furthermore, there isn't a lot of competition between them anymore, which has to make one doubt that the military is getting very good deals on what they buy.
  2. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    When I started at texas Instruments there were no less than 18 FLIR sources of manufacturing. When I left, there were 4. Raytheon bought our division. All of a sudden quality and customer satisfaction wasn't #1. We had the acceptable market share, things went downhill quick
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  3. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

  4. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

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  5. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    And I'll bet that sort of thing happens everywhere. Hell, look at Boeing, which obviously makes large jet aircraft. In the '90s it merged with its big competitor McDonnell Douglas, which was itself a merger between two other aircraft companies. Its other big competitor Lockheed basically quit competing in the large aircraft business. So if the US military wants to buy a large aircraft (for cargo or for in-flight refueling), it can buy Boeing or buy foreign (not gonna happen).
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  6. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    Biden took hard hits in the senate hearing this morning. 4000 Americans left behind in Afghanistan, not the "about 100" we've been told. Also, Biden was advised to leave 2500 or more military on the ground. Milley esp **** on Biden's comment that the military agreed on the complete , hasty exit

    Like I've said, Biden is calling the shots on AFG. Not a puppeteer.
  7. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

  8. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Someone earlier brought up the “red flag” for veterans legislation and I just read that included in that was military draft registration for females. All in the name of equality I reckon.
  9. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    So General Milley lied to Congress? Bring Federal charges to him. He needs to be shown accountability. Then maybe people will quit lieing to Congress.
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  10. Garmel

    Garmel 5,000+ Posts

    Dude, you know that only conservatives are punished for that kind of stuff.
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