Read the Los Angeles Times article!
Bénédicte ROCHE writes:
What are the consequences of outsourcing?
It’s a well-known fact it makes people lose their jobs in the countries the enterprises have left behind. Offshoring only benefits the shareholders... It should also be advantageous for the customers, giving them cheaper goods, but it is not; the cost of goods and services does not go down.
Offshoring of course gives Asian countries the chance to develop and improve people’s lives, which can’t be considered as a bad thing; everybody has the right to work, surely? Nonetheless, for a company to aim at bigger profits when it does not need the extra money is unhealthy for the economy at large…
Also, outsourcing shouldn’t be used as a means to make profits when labor is underpaid in poor countries and working conditions squalid.
I think in this particular case, it undermines the USA’s credibility; are they not able to make their own uniforms? Where is their national pride?!