Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Washington Roundtable May 17, ’24]


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 the House Armed Services Committee’s marks to the National Defense Authorization Act, the House appropriations process begins and spending discussions with the Senate continue, Russia launches a multi-pronged offensive against a Ukraine weakened by delays in US aid as NATO considers sending “trainers” to more rapidly train Ukrainian troops, report that Russia has tested the first phase of its nuclear anti-satellite system, Vladimir Putin shakes up his defense leadership before meeting with Xi Jinping as the two leaders move to deepen their strategic partnership, and Israel presses ahead with its Rafah operation as Defense Minister Yoav Gallant calls on new Palestinian leadership to oversee Gaza after the war, publicly breaking with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

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