Appendix A: The Changing Defense Industrial Base: Some Indicators
July 19, 2022
The following graphs and tables provide a wide range of examples of the forces now shaping the NATO and member countries’ national industrial bases. Many are drawn from the work of other analysts and institutions, and they often differ sharply in timeframe and definition. In most cases, they are dated and only provide a limited illustration of the problems involved in tying given trends together to deal with the full range of issues raised in the previous commentary, entitled, NATO Force Planning: Rethinking the Defense Industrial Base. and is available for download at https://www.csis.org/analysis/nato-force-planning-rethinking-defense-industrial-base.
These examples were taken from readily available material and are not presented in any clear order. They only cover a small fraction of the issues touched upon in the previous commentary and only present the more quantifiable aspects of a small portion of the work that has been done in the field.
They still, however, illustrate how serious the rate of change is, both within a narrow definition of the defense industrial base and in terms of how a defense industrial base fits into the broader patterns of military civil competition.
This appendix is entitled, Appendix A: The Changing Defense Industrial Base: Some Indicators, and is available for download at https://csis-website-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/220719.Appendix_Defense.pdf?ywsmq.BH1miZCqgK.n1Z_KXBp8nmmSEZ
Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Emeritus Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has written and directed numerous books and studies for CSIS; was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service medal; and served in senior positions in the National Security Council, State Department, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Energy, and staff of the U.S. Senate.
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