Recent economic trends have created strong incentives for foreign industry to serve as reliable suppliers of military-related products during crises. The formation of free trade zones and economic blocs also make anti-American trade embargoes virtually impossible to administer. In this book, the author advocates the positive effects of military research on science and explains how the defense acquisition process could be more efficient. He seeks to address whether the national security is jeopardized when the Pentagon and American defense industries rely upon imports of defense-related products and technologies. Contents: Defense Industries in the 1980s; Objectives and Definitions; Gulf War Lessons; Technological Superiority; Sustainability, Sea Lift and Air Lift; Other Sustainability Programs; Pacific Rim Imports; Investments, Trading Blocs, Other Factors; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.