Key Words: Jeff Bezos chides rivals, says Amazon will continue to work with Pentagon

While some tech companies are backing away from working with the Pentagon, Jeff Bezos says Amazon.com Inc. won’t be one of them.

“If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the Department of Defense, this country is going to be in trouble.”

Jeff Bezos

Speaking in San Francisco at an event for Wired’s 25th anniversary Monday, Amazon’s chief executive said he was baffled that some companies have cut Pentagon ties after employee dissent.

“We are going to continue to support the DoD, and I think we should,” said Bezos. “One of the jobs of senior leadership is to make the right decision, even when it’s unpopular.

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