Politicians of both parties frequently laud the prowess of America's warfighters. However, the reality is that the U.S. military has been gradually losing its edge over other countries in training and technology for many years.
In the months since Donald Trump was elected president, no corporate executive has interacted with him more than Boeing Chairman & CEO Dennis Muilenburg. The two men clearly like each other. However, Muilenburg's access to the president isn't the result of personal chemistry. America's biggest exporter is a model for what Trump would like other U.S. manufacturers to be -- a technology leader that continuously innovates and adapts to stay ahead of its state-subsidized foreign competitors.