Journal Sentinel Online quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik on Arkansas’ offer to pay Lockheed-Martin Corp. $87 million should they secure the contract to build 55,000 trucks for the Army and Marine Corp:

The $87 million won’t influence the Army’s decision in choosing a JLTV manufacturer, but it won’t hurt in keeping Lockheed committed to the Camden site, analysts say.

Still, it would be an unusual fit to build the military trucks in Arkansas, said Jim Hasik with the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan international affairs think tank in Washington, DC.

“There’s no large body of truck production people in Arkansas, but there are a lot of unemployed, or underemployed, production line workers (in other states) who know how to build trucks,” Hasik said.

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