Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Mar 19, 21]


On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our roundtable 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, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Eric Sayers of Beacon Global Strategies and AEI.


— Congressional update as progressive Democratic lawmakers press for defense spending cut
— Budget process in the absence of a new Office of Management and Budget director
— Takeaways from Biden administration’s big Asia week including Quad meeting, engagement across Asia and first face-to-face with Chinese leaders in Alaska
— Wider context of President Biden’s candid assessment of his Russian counterpart
— Capitol Hill support for greater Indo-Pacific investment
— Implications for growing crisis on US-Mexico border on Biden administration legislative agenda
— Progressive pressure on Biden administration for new Iran nuclear deal
— Naval exercises in Eastern Mediterranean


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