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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell,  Amb. Alexander “Sandy” Vershbow, the former US ambassador to NATO, South Korea and Russia, as well as former Pentagon international security policy chief and NATO deputy Secretary General now with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, discusses a long-term approach to countering Russia, helping Ukraine, holding Moscow to account for its atrocities, encouraging regime change, capabilities Finland and Sweden will bring to the Atlantic alliance, addressing Turkey’s accession concerns, coping with obstructionist member states like Hungary and Turkey, how to keep China from helping Russia while avoiding sending the wrong signals to Beijing regarding Taiwan, and lessons learned from the Russo-Ukrainian war with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses Finland and Swedish membership in NATO, key factors to consider as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, ways the international community could break Moscow’s blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, continuing lessons from the war, what the Maginot Line can teach modern strategists and planners, and a look ahead at the week in Washington with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Barry Pavel, the director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, discusses the Biden administration’s national and defense strategies, the administration’s effort to help Ukraine defeat Russia’s invasion, how Washington needs to change its message to win over nations that are now reluctant to join anti-Russian coalition, why Vladimir Putin is a rational actor and why his nuclear threats can be discounted, capabilities Ukraine needs to win and Ukraine lessons that can help deter China from taking military action against Taiwan with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Raanan Horowitz, the president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, discusses priorities as life returns to normal after the pandemic, the defense budget outlook, inflation, recruiting and growing new talent, retaining key skills, moving faster, helping the United States and its allies support Ukraine and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses continuing lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine, inflation and the Pentagon budget, takeaways from Oshkosh’s investor day, and a look at the week ahead; and Sam Bendett from the Center for Naval Analyses who is also with the Center for a New American Security discusses Russia’s May 9 Victory Day commemoration, Vladimir Putin’s messaging, what’s next in the way, use of unmanned aircraft over Ukraine and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Eric Fanning, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, discusses the outlook for his members and priorities as world emerges from the pandemic, potential increases to US defense spending over the Biden administration’s $773 billion Pentagon budget request, impact of inflation and supply chain problems, the implication’s of the administration’s Buy American approach and how to strike the best balance between security of supply and benefitting from global trade, substituting Russian titanium and Chinese rare earths, how the slow pace of filling top administration and diplomatic posts impacts the policy process, lessons from the covid pandemic, addressing the need for more talent across defense and commercial aviation industries, and how the US defense industrial base can better help Ukraine in it’s fight for survival against Russian aggression with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Cdr. Jonty Powis, Royal Navy Ret., who served as navigator aboard HMS Conqueror during the Falkland Islands war when the British nuclear-powered attack submarine sank the Argentine light cruiser General Belgrano, discusses the significance of the attack and how it changed the course of the war, the importance of clear and simple rules of engagement, lessons of the war, how the Royal Navy and UK military’s culture of flexibility combined with rigorous training were key to victory, broader lessons from the conflict, and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was recorded on the 40th anniversary of the sinking on May 2, 1982. Powis also commanded the conventionally powered attack submarine HMS Unseen and two nuclear-powered ballistic missiles subs, HMS Resolution and HMS Victorious, and also served on the naval staff at the British embassy in Washington. He is now retired and does occasional consulting.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses takeaways from last week’s first quarter 2022 earnings results by leading US defense contractors, how President Biden’s $33 billion aid package for Ukraine changes industrial prospects, whether European defense spending will be sustained, and a look at the week ahead; and Dr. David Asher, one of the world’s leading experts on sanctions who served in the Bush and Obama administrations and now with the Hudson Institute, discusses the efficacy of unprecedented sanctions already imposed on Russia, how to make them even tougher, and imposing secondary sanctions on China, India and other nations that continue to trade with Moscow with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Steve Blank, adjunct professor and co-founder of the Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation at Stanford University and founder of the Lean Startup movement, and Dr. Joe Felter, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania who is now the Gordian Knot Center’s director and co-author of Hacking for Defense, discuss the imperative for tectonic change in solving US national security challenges, the importance of a faster moving innovation ecosystem, more rapidly harnessing commercial technologies, learning lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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