On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Gordon Adams, PhD, Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute, Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners, Teri Schultz, a Brussels-based freelance reporter for National Public Radio and Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International.
— National Defense Authorization Act update and markup highlights
— Update on fourth coronavirus stimulus package
— Reopening in Europe as coronavirus cases and fatalities surge in the United States
— Update on US-Russian arms control talks in Vienna
— Congressional appetite for covering coronavirus-related expenses incurred by defense contractors
— Labor tensions at General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works shipyard that voted to strike for the first time in two decades
— The low level of senior staffing at the Pentagon including the decision by Mike Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and technology, and his deputy Lisa Porter to leave their jobs on July 10 to pursue an industry opportunity
— Key takeaways from primaries and what they mean for presidential race
— President Trump’s comments at Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s shipyard in Marinette, Wisc.