Defense manufacturing was once the wealth engine of America, and located right here in Manhattan and in places like Silicon Valley, which got its start in radio and ultimately the semiconductors that would form the foundation of America’s arsenal. Those foundations are gone, and with it, the arsenal of democracy that once protected America’s singular place in the world. So what happened? Why did such an important industry retreat?
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