On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, a Textron company, our guests include Todd Harrison, the director of defense budget analysis and the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sam LaGrone, editor of the U.S. Naval Institute News and Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council.
— Look ahead to the Trump administration’s 2020 defense budget request
— Reports Navy may retire USS Harry S Truman 30 years before planned to save $5 billion on a refueling complex overhaul and cut two amphibious ships from its plan given changing threats in the Pacific
— Failed talks with North Korea
— Outlook for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who faces corruption charges as he seeks reelection