HASC’s Turner, US Army’s McCarthy on Budget Outlook, Cutting Programs, Syria


Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, the ranking member of the House Armed Service’s strategic forces subcommittee, and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy discuss the defense spending outlook, a look at the service’s 2021 budget request, cutting legacy programs to free resources for new initiatives, President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria clearing the way for the Turkish invasion of the region, whether sensitive US equipment has fallen into hands of Russian troops that occupied US positions after their hasty retreat, the implications of Turkey shelling troops from a fellow NATO nation, and how to address concerns from soldiers about the decision to abandon Kurdish forces who were instrumental in fighting ISIS with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Association of the United States Army’s 20199 conference and tradeshow in Washington, DC. Our coverage is sponsored by GM Defense, Bell, L3Harris and Leonardo DRS.

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