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July 10, 2013

Can We Trust China to Make American Special Purpose Uniforms?

There’s an important under reported initiative called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is an international free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. When the agreement is finalized it lets members export their product with lower fees, and essentially reduces large barriers to entry within member countries.

SOFREP recently read a report conducted by the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) that points out the US textile industry concerns over approval of the TPP, and the possibility of a congressional push to eliminate the Berry Amendment altogether.

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is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is CEO of Force12 Media , a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow Brandon on Facebook, Twitter or his website.

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  • CarlG

    God bless the TC hopping out. What a graphic pic. I hope he made it without too much damage. Great article sir, it’s amazing what’s for sale these days.

  • YankeePapa

    LanceHeckerman , ...Did you enclose a check for at least $1500.?  Takes that for most letters to get past low level staffers.  Unless something like "My son held in Chinese jail..." many have staffers who see complaint about U.S. policy for example and don't read... just send form letter or E-Mail on Congressman's position on China... usually straddles the fence, but savagely against attacks on motherhood and courageously opposed to forest fires... ... ... There are a handful of people in office out there who can see farther than the next election.  But you might need Diogenes to find them... YP

  • LanceHeckerman

    Stoopid Americans! When you launch your weapons at us we will send signal to our counterfeit electronic component  that we successfully entered into your defense contractor's supply chain! This signal will redirect the weapon back to source! Hehehehehehehehe....poohead Americans! The thigh friction of your overweight soldiers will cause our Chinese made uniforms to spontaneously combust! We are such genius and you so stooooooopid!

  • LanceHeckerman

    clluelo Schmitti Larry Schwartz Catch them rat bastards! They don't care who dies from their shit product as long as they make their money! We must also remember they have partners here in the US that are distributing this crap!

  • LanceHeckerman

    StormR Not sure what goes through the mind of some of these Chinese CEO's to risk the death penalty in order to make a buck. Many of those human anatomical bodies on display throughout the US are executed prisoners. The displays became so popular that they made more crimes eligible for death in order to meet the demand for these displays and for organ transplant. Gotta love them Chinese entrepreneurs!