Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Feb 19, ’21]


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, Dr Gordon Adams, the senior White House budget official for national security during the Clinton administration who is now a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Stimson Center as well as an American University professor emeritus, Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Teri Schultz, a Brussels-based freelance reporter for National Public Radio

— Update on new Senate defense subcommittees and outlook for defense spending in wake of comments by Senate Armed Services Committee chairmen and conservative members

— Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus and plans for another $2 trillion to $3 trillion in infrastructure spending on inflation

— Return of earmarks, commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection and Biden’s immigration reform plan

— Analysis of US Air Force Chief Gen. CQ Brown’s comments on new tactical aircraft review and need for new “5th generation minus” fighter will impact the F-35 Lightning II program

— Key takeaways from the NATO defense ministerial, EU offer to resume Iran nuclear negotiations and Biden’s Munich Security Conference address



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