Matt Mulherin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding — a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries — discusses the decommissioning of USS Enterprise and the status new Ford-class aircraft carriers including the new Enterprise. The interview was conducted in the Big E’s hangar on Feb. 3, 2017, immediately after she was decommissioned in the very drydock where she was built nearly 60 years ago.
Vice Adm. Evan “Marty” Chanik, USN Ret., 16th commanding officer of USS Enterprise (1997-2000) and former senior Huntington Ingalls Industries executive, discusses remembers the US Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The Big E was decommissioned on Feb. 3, 2017, in Dry Dock 11 at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the ship was built.
Amb. Alexander “Sandy” Vershbow, NATO’s former deputy secretary general and distinguised fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft on International Security, discusses NATO, Russia and the European Union with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted Feb. 1 at the Atlantic Council after the unveiling of a new report, “Mediterranean Futures 2030.”
Susan Eisenhower, chairman emeritus of the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, discusses the legacy of the late Gen. Andrew Goodpaster, USA Ret., who served as a top national security advisor to President Eisenhower and recommendations for US-Russia relations with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The Interview was taped at the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington at the conclusion of a Jan. 31, 2017, panel discussion on Goodpaster and his legacy.
Capt. Bernard “Bud” Cole, USN Ret., professor emeritus at the National War College discusses his new book, “China’s Quest for Great Power – Ships, Oil and Foreign Policy” with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Andrew Hunter, director of the Defense Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ Jan. 31, 2017, budget guidance that prioritizes readiness and the latest outlook on Pentagon spending with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Michael Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies who served as a senior official in the Bush administration, discusses the outlook for US relations in Asia during the Trump administration with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted following CSIS’ annual Asia outlook conference on Jan. 25, 2017.
Amb. Derek Mitchell, former US ambassador to Myanmar and current senior advisor at the US Institute of Peace and the Albright Stonebridge Group, discusses renewed relations between Washington and Naypyidaw, the Obama administration’s Pacific pivot and US relations in Asia with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Mitchell is also a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where the interview was taped.
Bill Graham, Canada’s former defense and foreign minister who is now chancellor of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, discusses US-Canada relations and his new memoir, “Call of the World: A Political Memoir” with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted late last year at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia.
The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage of the Halifax International Security Forum is sponsored by Raytheon.
Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia and Arctic at the Center for Strategic and International Security, discusses US arctic strategy, Russia and NATO with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted on Jan. 23, 2017, at CSIS following a panel discussion on US acrtic strategy.