Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses his new report on the Defense Industrial Base, and why the “5 Eyes” model from the intelligence community may help in the 21st century.
The National Technology and Industrial Base needs the “5 Eyes” approach, according to a new report released by the Atlantic Council. The report states that merging the industrial bases of the United States’ closest allies will build a stronger edge in the new era of great power competition. Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, says that the international cooperation in the intelligence community should be a model for the industrial base. “We’ve had this longstanding historical cooperation in intelligence matters… between these allies. We share some of the most critical and sensitive information between the allies. When you come to industrial cooperation, we don’t trust our allies for a specific military nut and bolt without getting a proper clearance and authorization,” Greenwalt said. “When you look at that, you kinda say ‘What is the process, what is the effect, what is the cost of this system between our allies when in other areas, we’re sharing much more?’”