On March 23, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Steven Grundman was quoted in a Vox article on the Defense Production Act (DPA) and its implications for the coronavirus outbreak. The article argued that “Trump’s excuses for not using the Defense Production Act are wrong – and dangerous.” Understanding the implications of defense industry and policy for the current struggle against COVID-19 is essential in this moment of uncertainty.

The use of the DPA not only wouldn’t, it couldn’t, socialize the American economy.

Steven Grundman

Steven Grundman

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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