I have no problem with an industrialized country requiring that their defense budget be spent on domestically produced products. I do object to alliance member nations not contributing an equal percentage of their GDP to the alliance at the expense of US tax payers.I note the problem airtankers are the ones Airbus should be supplying but for the losing bidder getting the rules changed. And now using trade wars to harm Airbus.
My point is that the set of circumstances that have led to the current Boeing situation is much more complex than is being discussed on HBA.
Running a business is much like designing a homebuilt airplane (or a type certificated one). It involves a series of interacting compromises, any one of which is subject to second guessing and criticism from participants and bystanders alike, many of whom are ready to say “I told you so ...” when something goes wrong.