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Government Matters (Full Show) – November 24, 2021

Chinese hypersonic missiles “a huge challenge to our missile defense system,” says NDIA president Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (USAF, Ret.), president of the National Defense Industrial Association, explains why China’s recent test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile is so concerning   Pentagon develops options as tensions increase between China and Taiwan Timothy Heath, senior international […]

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Chinese hypersonic missiles “a huge challenge to our missile defense system,” says NDIA president

China’s recent test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile took the Pentagon by surprise. Beijing was able to fire a missile from a hypersonic glide vehicle as it traveled at least five times the speed of sound. Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (USAF, Ret.), president of the National Defense Industrial Association and former commander of Air Combat […]

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Pentagon develops options as tensions increase between China and Taiwan

Tensions continue to rise between China and Taiwan over disputed islands in the South China Sea. If China attacks Taiwan, how would leaders at the Pentagon respond? Timothy Heath, senior international defense researcher at the RAND Corporation, explained that Beijing has not given up hope of incorporating Taiwan into China even though Taiwan has been […]

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Climate consultant recommends Defense Department use smart technology to strengthen military bases

Climate change is affecting U.S. military bases, damaging them with floods and other natural disasters. The increasing frequency of these events could lead to major consequences for the United States’ armed forces. Kiran Jivnani, consultant with the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council, said the military is already focusing on preventative measures to secure vulnerable […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – November 23, 2021

More work needed in face of rising military service member suicide rates, GAO reports Alyssa Hundrup, director for health care at the Government Accountability Office, discusses what her office found when looking at efforts for suicide prevention at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs   Deadline looming for continuing resolution funding Jessica Klement, staff […]

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More work needed in face of rising military service member suicide rates, GAO reports

Suicide has increased significantly over the last six years for American military service members and veterans. The number reached 28.7 per 100,000 service members in 2020. The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are boosting their efforts to help prevent suicide and reduce rates among those groups. Alyssa Hundrup, director for health care at the […]

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Deadline looming for continuing resolution funding

Congress is running out of time to fund the government for fiscal year 2022, as the current continuing resolution expires Dec. 3. That deadline approaches as Congress also works through big ticket items like the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill and the Build Back Better Act. Jessica Klement, staff vice president for policy and […]

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