In a recent piece for The Hill’s Congress Blog , retired U.S. Army Brigadier General John Adams makes the case that the TPP is a threat to national security.
Adams argues that increased offshoring has put our supply chain for weapons components at risk and that the TPP will only add to the problem. He also notes that the TPP would “vastly expand the rights of multinational firms that do not necessarily represent America’s national interests.”
Critics of the TPP come from both parties in Congress—and from the business, labor, environmental, consumer, human rights, and defense communities. These diverse players are not opposed to trade. Rather, most simply want a different trade model that facilitates the worthy goal of global engagement without shortchanging American workers, policymaking prerogatives, and national security capacities.
Read Adams’ full article here: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/291725-the-national-security-case-against-tpp