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Month: March 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – March 31, 2022

Risk of chemical weapons use by Kremlin; Russia’s military strategy shift in Ukraine war; FY23 national security budget $813.3 billion


Former defense official ‘deeply concerned’ Putin could use chemical weapons

President Biden has “real concerns” that Russia may use chemical weapons in Ukraine. European leaders have expressed similar worries. Andrew Weber, senior fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks and former assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, said he is “deeply concerned” the Russians could use chemical weapons as they […]


Russia is shifting its strategy because it’s losing, says Marine Corps University professor

Russia seems to be shifting its strategy by saying it will withdraw forces from around Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv to focus on the country’s southern and eastern regions. Benjamin Jensen, senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and professor at the Marine Corps University School of Advanced […]


China outweighs Russia as top national security threat to US, budget indicates

The national security budget for fiscal 2023 has been released. The White House is asking for $813.3 billion – $43 billion over last year’s projections. Roxana Tiron, senior reporter for Bloomberg Government, said a major theme from the budget is that Russia is still second to China as the United States’ main, “pacing” threat, partly […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – March 29, 2022

Tackling long Covid in veterans and the US population: Efforts from the VA and GAO


Department of Veterans Affairs works to tackle long Covid in veterans through research and treatment

Long Covid is defined as new, returning or lingering symptoms after an initial Covid-19 infection. As the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched several initiatives to study and treat the long-term effects of Covid-19 on veterans. Dr. Carolyn Clancy, assistant […]


GAO uses data insights to understand budget and policy implications of long Covid

Long Covid is characterized by new, returning or ongoing health problems at least four weeks after an initial infection. Studies estimate that up to 23 million people in the United States – one out of 14 Americans – have developed long Covid. Tim Persons, chief scientist for the Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics Team at […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – March 27, 2022

USAID delivering Covid vaccines globally; improving veteran care with 3D printing

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