We were talking on Turkey day about GM closing plants, cutting manufacturing capabilities, and this trend in general. My uncle brought up the point that a lot of our sucess in WWII was due to our sheer manufacturing numbers. We may not have had the best tanks, but we had them out the ass. Tanks, Higgins boats, planes, and other equipment was produced in a large part by private industry switching from civilian production right over to wartime production. With outsourcing (another thread guys!), and lower industrial production capacities, how materially screwed are we when (sorry, IF) the next world war hits? Equipment, parts, firearms- I see all these being affected. Our equipment may be the best, but can we win the number game?