The Southeastern New England Defense Industry, like the national Defense Industry, is once again being impacted by a political battle that has nothing to do with the viability or effectiveness of the industry itself. The strength of individual businesses in the industry should be based on effectively and efficiently meeting our Defense customers’ needs. Instead businesses are being impacted by arbitrary actions. The political battles are being conducted at the expense of national security, the continued recovery of the economy and the viability of individual businesses. Read the entire statement.