On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, a Textron company, our guests include Bob Hale, former Pentagon comptroller (who now advises Booz Allen Hamilton — his thoughts are his own), Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council, Gordon Adams, PhD, American University professor emeritus and Stimson Center distinguished fellow, Dov Zakheim, a former Pentagon Comptroller, now on the board of the Atlantic Council think tank, Evelyn Farkas, PhD, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia in the Obama administration who is now with the German Marshall Fund, Susanna Blume of the Center for a New American Security, and Todd Harrison, Aerospace Security Project and defense budget analysis director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
-Latest on the government shutdown and potential impacts on future defense budgets
-Possible down economy effects on future defense spending
-Messaging behind Russia’s arrest of a former US Marine in Moscow
-Reaction to President Trump’s comments at this week’s cabinet meeting
-Current US-China relations and future challenges
-Status of civil-military relations