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On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, 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 keys stories in 2023 that will shape the coming year in Washington and around the world.

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On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, 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 what’s now that the $886 billion National Defense Authorization Act is law, how the administration and Senate Democrats are working with GOP on a border deal to secure Ukraine funding next year, appropriations prospects as measures funding government set to expire in January, Vladimir Putin’s claim to be winning in Ukraine as EU opens accession process with Kyiv and Hungary blocks $50 billion in European aid for Ukraine, why US policymakers have to pay closer attention to Russia’s alliance with North Korea, implications of the White House backing a longer Israeli campaign against Hamas after initially criticizing Jerusalem for using excessive force against civilians in Gaza as the NDAA gave Israel everything it wanted, Xi Jinping’s state visit to Vietnam, Turkey’s renewed opposition to Sweden’s NATO member, and how Donald Trump is already shaping decision-making in Asia and Europe.

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On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, 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, former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim, and our producer and Cavas Ships podcast co-host Chris Servello join host Vago Muradian to discuss key elements of the draft $886 billion National Defense Authorization Act; what it will take to pass the emergency supplemental for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan; how much longer Ukraine can survive without additional military aid; lawmakers clear nearly 700 officers for promotion as a dozen four-stars continue to be blocked; the GOP’s three-seat House majority; messages China and other adversaries are drawing from the political theater in Washington; what’s next in Israel’s war against Hamas as international criticism of high civilian casualties mounts; how to stop the Houthi attacks on the USS Carney the Red Sea.

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On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, 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 lawmakers’ moves to lay the foundations for a budget deal, nearly 700 military officers except four-stars could be confirmed soon, what’s next in Israel-Hamas war, NATO reaffirms support for Ukraine, implications of Geert Wilders’ win in the Netherlands, US-India relations in the wake of Washington’s move to prosecute Indian national for trying to assassinate American Sikh leader on US soil, Henry Kissinger’s legacy, and what to expect from this year’s Reagan National Defense Forum.

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On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, 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 bipartisan nature of the continuing resolution that will keep government open through January and what it tells us about what to expect on the authorization and appropriations legislation, how the Senate will circumvent Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s holds on some 450 military promotions, impact of continuing dysfunction prompting large numbers of House and Senate members to retire, impact of delayed Ukraine aid and message it sends worldwide, takeaways from Biden-Xi summit and message the meeting sends to allies in Europe and Asia, next steps in Israel’s campaign against Hamas in Gaza, rising tensions in the West Bank, and US efforts to contain Iran’s regional proxies.

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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 latest in Washington and around the world.

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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 GOP move to separate Israel funding from President Biden’s $106 billion request for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan; what’s next for Ukraine funding; update on House and Senate appropriations as current continuing resolution heads toward Nov. 17 expiration; as Washington dickers over supporting Israel and Ukraine in their ours of need, America’s allies question US reliability, handing wins to Russia and China; Senate lawmakers circumvent Sen. Tommy Tuberville to confirm new Navy and Air Force chiefs; Israel continues campaign as nations pressure Jerusalem to spare civilian casualties in its drive to eradicate Hamas; whether Vladimir Putin’s strategy of patience will pay off in Ukraine; what’s next for Kyiv as leaders warn of stalemate; whether China will take advantage of global chaos to advance its regional interests; Biden administration’s new Indo-Pacific economic initiative, and a roundup of regional news.

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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 what to expect from new House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., on keeping government open, defense spending and Ukraine aid; how Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are advancing their interests in the wake of Hamas’ terror attacks on Israel; what’s next for Israel’s war on Hamas as Jerusalem struggles to shape a strategy and allies urge caution and prioritize freeing some 220 hostages held in Gaza; China’s surge in air and naval presence in the Taiwan Strait as a Chinese fighter comes within 10 feet of a US Air Force B-52 bomber operating in international airspace over the South China Sea; whether Hungary will follow Turkey in blessing Sweden’s NATO accession; what Poland’s election outcome means for Europe’s other autocrats; Australian Prime Minister Antony Albanese’s state visit to Washington and more.

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On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute think tank, Michael Herson of American Defense International, Dr. Kathleen McInnis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim join host Vago Muradian to discuss continuing the GOP’s inability to pick a new speaker, support for President Biden’s request for $105 billion in security assistance for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, Biden’s trip to Israel and what’s next Jerusalem prepares ground invasion of Gaza, prospects the conflict will spread, Ukraine’s use of ATACMS and new capabilities Kyiv needs as war enters its 22nd month, impact of Poland’s election, China’s meeting of Belt and Road Initiative partners, Kurt Campbell’s new job as deputy Secretary of State, roundup of Indo-Pacific news.

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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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