On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, a Textron company, our guests include Arnold Punaro, retired US Marine Corps major general and veteran Senate Armed Services Committee staffer who is the president and CEO of The Punaro Group, Dov Zakheim, PhD, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former DoD comptroller, Gordon Adams, PhD, American University professor emeritus and Stimson Center distinguished fellow, Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners, Chris Servello, founder of Provision Advisors (and team member of the Defense & Aerospace Report), Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council and Teri Schultz, a Brussels-based reporter for National Public Radio and Deutsche Welle.
— Implications of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ decision to shoot down a US Navy RQ-4 unmanned surveillance drone
— Europe’s reaction to the incident
— The abrupt departure of acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan after the revelation of domestic abuse incident a decade ago
— Defense budget update
— A look ahead to NATO’s ministerial meeting next week