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Day: September 15, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – September 15, 2021

Countering Chinese influence in Afghanistan would require difficult decisions, foreign policy expert says Yun Sun, senior fellow and co-director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, discusses the implications of growing Chinese influence with the Taliban for U.S. security   Air Force will need to make tradeoffs with F-35s and competing priorities, says […]

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Countering Chinese influence in Afghanistan would require difficult decisions, foreign policy expert says

China has pledged $31 million of aid to Afghanistan, and its embassy in Kabul has remained open. What does growing Chinese influence with the Taliban mean for United States security? Yun Sun, senior fellow and co-director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, said the Defense Department could mitigate China’s influence but that […]

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Air Force will need to make tradeoffs with F-35s and competing priorities, says air warfare reporter

The F-35 is the Air Force’s top-of-the-line fighter jet, but how many do they need and how many can they afford? Valerie Insinna, Air Warfare Reporter at Defense News, said the Air Force would buy all of the approximately 1,700 F-35s in the program of record if it had unlimited funds but that other weapons […]

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Security force assistance conditionality is counternormative in military, says international relations expert

The Pentagon spends billions of dollars every year to assist foreign militaries around the world. The rapid collapse of the Afghan security forces is typical for local forces built with United States military assistance, according to Rachel Tecott, assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Tecott said […]

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