On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, a Textron company, our guests include Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners, Bob Hale, former Pentagon comptroller (who now advises Booz Allen Hamilton — his thoughts are his own) and Steven Grundman of the Grundman Advisory and the Atlantic Council.
— The Trump administration’s move to boost overseas contingency operations funding to $150 billion to skirt the Budget Control Act, increasing defense spending by 5 percent and cutting non-defense spending by 5 percent
— Congressional deliberation on President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to build a border wall by redirecting $3.5 billion in military construction funding
— Prospect that Navy would save money by skipping a refueling complex overhaul of USS Harry S. Truman and retire the ship 30 years sooner than planned
— Plan to acquire 80 new Boeing F-15X fighters for the Air Force
— Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi