Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable May 07, 21]


On this Washington 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, Michael Herson, President and CEO  and Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute.


— National security implications of GOP move to oust Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., as House Republican Conference chair, and replace her with Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY
— Update on Biden’s defense budget request and impact on congressional authorization and appropriations process
— Congressional moves to include shipyards and space as key national infrastructure worthy of investment
— Letter by lawmakers to support Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II fighter as the program comes under increasing criticism for performance problems
— Move by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley to support removing commanders from the judicial chain of command a week after criticizing Biden administration decision to withdraw from Afghanistan
— Update on US decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, including Washington’s decision to boost air power to support Ghani government
— Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s statement of support Ukraine after Russia’s recent sabrerattling on the country’s border
— Potential security impact of the confrontation between Britain and France over fishing access around Jersey
— Outlook for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as talks continue to form a new government
— Ongoing indirect nuclear talks among international powers and Tehran

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