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Day: February 16, 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – February 16, 2022

Competition with China in civil and military space; increasing resiliency of U.S. military posture in Indo-Pacific; how Defense Department can reduce civilian casualties


Swift action from government necessary to counter China in space, argues former congressman

China’s space programs are growing, and for the United States to compete and stay ahead, Congress must provide bipartisan support and guidance, according to former Congressman Hon. Mike Rogers, co-chair of the National Security Space Program at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC). Rogers said members of Congress must act […]


US should use passive defenses to strengthen Indo-Pacific military posture, argues researcher

To counter China’s growing military power, increasing resilience of American forces and bases in the Indo-Pacific should be a priority for the Defense Department, according to Stacie Pettyjohn, senior fellow and director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. Pettyjohn said the U.S. should set up passive defenses, such as […]


DoD exhibits pattern of flawed procedures regarding civilian harm, says defense researcher

Last month, Defense Secretary Austin directed the department to create an action plan on civilian harm mitigation and response. Michael McNerney, acting director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, has conducted an independent assessment of DoD processes and policies relating to civilian casualties resulting from U.S. military operations. McNerney […]

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