Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Washington Roundtable Jun 28, ’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 disastrous US presidential debate and its impact on perceptions of the United States and American global leadership; analysis of the security implications of elections in France, Iran and Britain; analysis of defense, State Department and Foreign Operations, as well as Homeland Security appropriations; efforts by GOP lawmakers to keep Steve Bannon from going to jail for contempt of Congress and imprison Attorney General Merrick Garland on the same charge; the implications of recent primary outcomes including the defeat of progressive Rep. Jamal Bowman, D-NY, by centrist George Latimer; what to expect from NATO’s upcoming 75th anniversary summit including proposal to “bridge” Ukraine toward membership; China and North Korea continue to ratchet up regional tensions as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accepts US plea deal to return to Australia; Israel’s defense minister visits Washington as Jerusalem and Beirut make a “handshake” deal to avoid war, and impact of Israel’s Supreme Court decision to allow government to draft orthodox students into IDF service.

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