China’s hidden hold on the West’s national security supply chain


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A key lesson learned from the COVID pandemic is how important the international supply chain is to national security. Whether it was personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health care system, or microchips for car production, or the food system, shortages from suppliers abroad led to widespread disruption across the U.S. and its Western allies. The national security supply chain is far more than just a military matter — it is expected to include keeping a country’s economy and society healthy. As President Biden noted in his introduction to the National Security Strategy released in October, “If parents cannot feed...