Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Europeans (and American military critics) need to dump the "not invented here" lie.
Above you see a chart of the biggest arms exporters and their top 3 clients. Slide down to Germany and the UK. What do you see? The US is the top customer for German military equipment and the US is the second largest customer for UK produced gear.
Now imagine if the "not invented here" meme was real. Imagine if we had a strict policy of only buying US equipment! We would with a quickness cut 11% of German, 12% of UK arms sales and could invest the money on our own shores.
Am I calling for us to do so? Not at all. I am saying that the meme "not invented here" needs to die.