For the first time, the nation’s defense hierarchy is no longer dominated by men.
By DAVID BROWN 01/02/2019 05:08 AM EST
From the executive leadership of top weapons-makers, to the senior government officials designing and purchasing the nation’s military arsenal, the United States’ national defense hierarchy is, for the first time, largely run by women.
As of Jan. 1, the CEOs of four of the nation’s five biggest defense contractors — Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and the defense arm of Boeing — are now women. And across the negotiating table, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer and the chief overseer of the nation’s nuclear stockpile now join other women in some of the most influential national security posts, such as the nation’s top arms control negotiator and the secretary of the Air Force.
Therefore, Eisenhower was wrong to warn us about the military-industrial complex. We never needed to be skeptical of giant defense companies, we just needed the huge defense contractors to be headed by female CEOs. Now everything is nice. Trust women!