• Chinese manufacturers dominate supply chains for U.S. armaments industry
  • Retired U.S. general John G. Ferrari said Beijing could cripple American military
  • It comes amid growing fears of a conflict between the two countries over Taiwan 

China‘s chokehold over U.S. military supplies leaves the West at the mercy of Beijing in the event of an all-out war, a former army general has warned.

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, retired U.S. Army Major General John G. Ferrari said he had “grave concerns” about America’s ongoing reliance on China to equip its military.

Chinese manufacturers are deeply embedded in U.S. defense systems, providing critical technology and raw materials used in everything from air-to-air missiles to fighter jets.

General Ferrari, who served as a deputy commander for NATO in Afghanistan, admitted that Beijing could cripple America’s ability to arm itself by cutting off supply lines.

“If we were in a war with China and it stopped providing parts, we wouldn’t be able to build the planes and weapons we needed,” he said.

In 2022, the Pentagon suspended deliveries of its flagship F-35 fighter jets after it was discovered that they contained a component made with a banned Chinese alloy