On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Michael Bayer, former chairman of the Defense Business Board and the president of the Dumbarton Strategies consultancy, Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners.
— Defense committee implications of House GOP decision to strip Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., of her role as Republican Conference chair and replace her with Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY
— When to expect Biden administration’s defense budget request as well as bipartisan infrastructure deliberations
— Key takeaways from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed’s comments at the Reagan Institute
— Update on Biden administration defense nominees including Mick McCord as comptroller, Ron Moultrie as undersecretary for intelligence, and Christine Wormuth as Army secretary
— Why the administration must make a more effective case to lawmakers and the American people for major weapons systems shifts well before it completes its national security and defense strategies expected late this year or early next
— Analysis of the growing battle between Hamas and Israel as well as Jewish and Arab Israelis
— Outlook for Afghanistan as the US moves ahead with its planned withdrawal of American troops by September