"For over a decade, the Nation has increased annual defense spending in support of our women and men engaged in two active conflicts while, at the same time, investing in the capabilities to prevent and deter future conflicts around the globe. Over that period, we have supported a clearly articulated mission -- plan, train, fight, win the ongoing conflicts -- while simultaneously planning to train, fight, and win contingencies around the globe that threaten our national interests. As we executed our mission over the last decade, the industrial base has been with DoD every step of the way -- responding to our immediate needs while investing in our future requirements. The industrial base that supports DoD is, and remains, a vital component of our national security capability, second only to the women and men in uniform. DoD relies upon our Nation's industrial capabilities and capacity for everything from ships to shoestrings, and industry continues to answer the call to respond to both the current and emerging threats our Nation faces. In return, the firms that serve our Warfighters must do so at a fair price to the taxpayers, and should reasonably expect fairness in treatment, rationality in our program decisions, and certainty in our spend plans which financially correspond to the market risks industry bears. DoD leverages a largely market-based approach that continues to produce innovative ideas, products, and systems that remain the envy of the world."
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