06 July 2018

The Defense Industry – Between Illusion and Reality

Stefan Danila

For the past few months, competing with the much praised (and yet to be accomplished) “2% of the GDP for defense” is the catchphrase “restarting the defense industry”. A tricky message, which shows national interest, patriotism, involvement etc. But do the facts and actions stand up to the words? Are there solid strategies in place, synergistic and efficient actions or is it just another demagogic “concern”?

Image source: Mediafax

[ Romanian Version HERE ]   Romania’s industrial development, based on the policies of „scientific Socialism and the construction of a multilaterally developed society”, presumed the achievement of multiple skills in all areas. The events of the summer of 1968 [1] caused two major changes in planning this development: the rebuilding of the steel industry and the establishment of an own defense industry, in the context of a favorable attitude from the West towards [...]

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