Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 13, ’23]


On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute think tank, Michael Herson of American Defense International, former Pentagon Europe chief Jim Townsend of the Center for a New American Security, and former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim join host Vago Muradian to discuss continuing chaos in GOP caucus as members deadlocked over new speaker as another shutdown looms, congressional support for more aid for Ukraine, Taiwan and Israel, Hamas’ deadly attack on Israel and what’s next as Prime Minister Netanyahu vows to eradicate the terror group that leads Gaza, whether negotiations to free Israeli and Western hostages will be successful and could pave the way for future peace, whether the catastrophic nature of Israel’s failure to detect the impending attack and the sluggish nature of the IDF’s response diminishes the country’s reputation for military prowess that’s at the heart of its conventional deterrence, when international pressure will prompt Israel to halt Gaza operation, concerns that pro-Hamas demonstrations by Muslim Europeans will fuel a backlash including boosting prospects for right-wing, anti-immigration parties, update on the Ukraine war, lessons China is drawing from the latest Middle East crisis, and a roundup of Indo-Pacific headlines.

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