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Day: August 25, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – August 25, 2021

Retired Army officer says laser weapons could significantly impact future warfare Maj. Gen. John Ferrari (U.S. Army ret.), senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the use of laser weapons in the Army and other branches of the military   Vote against president’s Pentagon budget request is outside the norm, says former Defense Department […]

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Retired Army officer says laser weapons could significantly impact future warfare

The Army is working on a laser prototype that can take down drones in mid-air. The service plans to field four laser-equipped combat vehicles in fiscal year 2022. Maj. Gen. John Ferrari (U.S. Army ret.), senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former director of program analysis and evaluation for the Army, said this […]

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Vote against president’s Pentagon budget request is outside the norm, says former Defense Department official

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 24:1 against the White House’s budget request for the Pentagon. The committee added another $25 billion on top of the president’s $715 billion request. Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation and Institute and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, said this is significant because generally […]

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United States should not create a military cyber force, says cybersecurity researcher

The U.S. Cyber Command aims to coordinate cyber planning and operations. An entire new military service for cyberspace, however, would just create more bureaucracy, according to Jason Blessing, Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. While an independent cyber service has benefits and Cyber Command has limitations, Blessing argued, a cyber force […]

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