Government Matters (Full Show) – February 9, 2017

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Readiness challenges facing the Pentagon
Inside Defense defense business editor Marjorie Censer and Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca discussed readiness challenges facing the Pentagon and the defense industry’s response to executive orders.

Mattis fills out top positions at DoD
Lt. Col. Joe Plenzler (USMC, ret.), executive vice president of membership and marketing at the U.S. Naval Institute, discussed tension between Defense Secretary James Mattis and the White House over Mattis’ picks for top Pentagon positions.

Congress, administration develop defense budget
Christopher Preble, vice president of defense & foreign policy at the Cato Institute, offered his view on the right way to cut wasteful defense spending.