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, 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 Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute.
— Washington pledges another $3 billion in aide to Ukraine as Kyiv regains grounds from Russian forces
— North Korea’s move to replenish Russia’s depleted munitions stocks with millions of rockets as well as troop
— Russia’s move to cut gas supplies to Europe, demanding sanctions imposed after Moscow invaded Ukraine to be dropped as European nations move to impose price, profit and energy-use caps
— The White House view of the Taiwan Policy Act as the Senate prepares to markup the measure to deepen and formalize cooperation between Washington and Taipei
— The future of the special relationship as Liz Truss becomes Britain’s new prime minister
— The implications of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who passed away at age 96 yesterday after seven decades of exemplary service to the nation and ascension of King Charles III
— The global implications of the nature of classified materials found at former President Trump’s Florida residence