On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests in segment one are Michael Bayer, former chairman of the Defense Business Board and the president of the Dumbarton Strategies consultancy, and Arnold Punaro, the chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association and CEO of the Punaro Group consultancy to discuss the ongoing presidential transition.
In segment two, our roundtable guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners and Bob Hale, former Pentagon comptroller and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
— Update on Biden administration nominees
— New top line defense and national security spending targets and priorities
— Infighting among services as resources tradeoffs loom
— Army cuts and need for service leaders to change their messaging strategy
— Russia’s sabrerattling on Ukraine’s border
— Indirect talks between United States and its nuclear deal partners and Iran