Arsenal of Democracy

In 2003 the U.S. found themselves with a critical shortage of the most basic form of defense in this country – ammunition. The U.S. needed to immediately ramp up small-caliber ammunition production from 1.2 billion to 1.8 billion rounds a year. Where did the U.S. look for the extra ammunition? The government went straight to foreign suppliers in countries such as Israel, Taiwan and Britain.

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