On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, a Textron company, our guests include Gordon Adams, PhD, American University professor emeritus and Stimson Center distinguished fellow, Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council, Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, Andrew Hunter, the director of the Defense Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Teri Schultz, a Brussels-based reporter for National Public Radio and Deutsche Welle.
— Impact of the escalating House impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s decision to withhold congressionally mandated military aid to Ukraine in exchange for Kiev’s agreement to investigate presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, with subpoenas to the Pentagon, the Office of Management and Budget and Energy Department
— Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria to clear the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces that have been in the forefront of the five-year American led campaign against ISIS
— Impact of the decision on long-term US foreign and security standing worldwide
— What the decision means for European allies and how they will respond
— A look at the major themes of the upcoming Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting next week in Washington
— Implications of the Army’s disqualification of Raytheon-Rheinmetall from bidding on the service’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and BAE Systems’ decision not to bid on the award