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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security and Michael Herson of American Defense International.
— Senate approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid, but dissenting GOP votes suggests contentious legislative future on spending
— What primary outcomes mean for upcoming November elections that will determine control of Congress and fate of key Democratic members
— Update on baby formula supplemental, gas price legislation, USICA conference and BBB
— Whether a Biden administration focused on China will be able to maintain sustained attention on a prolonged Russian war on Ukraine
— A view from Poland on the war and what’s next
— What it will take to overcome Turkey opposition to Finland and Sweden’s membership in NATO
— President Biden’s tour of Asia as administration works to marshal allies and partners
— Addressing perception the administration has eased pressure and rhetoric off China in big to keep Beijing from helping Russia
— Concerns about the pro-China rhetoric from the new Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
— Outcome of the Australian election and what a Labor victory will mean for regional security
— The civil war within the US Marine Corps