The Keys to the Kingdom by Jeff Shear

By Jeff Shear

the USA is in a conflict. This conflict isn't really fought with missiles and bullets, yet with cash, yen, and deutsche marks. this can be a warfare for dominance within the worldwide industry, a struggle for fiscal supremacy. the us is wasting this warfare. 12 months after yr, tens of billions of greenbacks circulation from American financial institution bills to eastern pockets—the stark that means of the oft-cited "merchandise exchange deficit"—half one thousand billion money worthy in the decade. the us isn't wasting as the eastern are devious, or mercenary, or "unfair traders." we're wasting due to our personal greed, myopia, and vanity. The Keys to the Kingdom, a masterful account of bureaucratic ineptitude, political bloodshed, high-level intrigue, and occasionally breathtaking stupidity, chronicles the 1st significant conflict during this struggle. Aerospace and aviation items are America's so much profitable exports, bringing in billions of bucks and supplying thousands of high-wage jobs. the japanese, having constructed world-class car, metal, and electronics industries (in the method devastating huge segments of the yankee economy), make no mystery of the truth that aviation and aerospace are their subsequent objectives. regardless of those excessive stakes, the govt. of the us, exceptionally, agreed to provide the japanese the most delicate, state of the art aviation expertise and layout info the US possesses—to construct a airplane known as the FS-X. How this excellent occasion transpired is the topic of The Keys to the Kingdom.

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