On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Gordon Adams, PhD, Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute.
— The latest on negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on fourth stimulus package that President Trump halted, then restarted
— How covid crisis, infections at White House, quarantines at Pentagon, presidential election and recent reports of militia plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer distracting America from global leadership role, empowering potential adversaries
— How elections outcomes could reorder national security leadership on Capitol Hill
— Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s plan for a larger Navy and budget tradeoffs needed to achieve a larger battle force