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Month: April 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 28, 2022

Role of cyber warfare in conflict; improving food safety at FDA; preview of National Defense Strategy


Cyber warfare cannot stand alone, argues Israeli cybersecurity expert

The West is on heightened alert for cyber attacks from Russia, but according to Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Doron Tamir (Ret.), a founding member of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, cyber attacks don’t win wars. Tamir said the war in Ukraine demonstrates that “boots on the ground” still determine war outcomes and although cyber attacks […]


Problems with FDA food program led to dangerous safety issues, says former USDA official

Consumer Reports, a nonprofit organization that advocates for truth, transparency and fairness in the marketplace, is looking at improving food safety and nutrition oversight at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Brian Ronholm, director of food policy at Consumer Reports and former deputy under secretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said […]


Defense Department’s perception of Russia must change, says national security expert

While the unclassified version of the National Defense Strategy is not yet public, the fact sheet that has been released raises questions about the strategy that will guide Pentagon policymaking. Barry Pavel, senior vice president and director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council and former special assistant to the […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – April 26, 2022

Historical lessons on war in Ukraine; Navy’s plan for uncrewed, autonomous ships


‘We’ve got to gut this one out’: former CIA Senate Liaison says US must continue strong support of Ukraine

While history does not always repeat itself, it does offer lessons. Mimi Geerges sat down with Ron Marks, former DCI Senate Liaison at the Central Intelligence Agency, to discuss what history can tell us about Putin’s actions against Ukraine. Marks, currently a visiting professor at George Mason University and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, […]


Not taking risks with unmanned systems ‘may not be an option,’ says former submarine warfare officer

The United States Navy plans to develop autonomous “robot” ships over the next few years and use artificial intelligence to replace sailors in battle. Tom Shugart, senior fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security and former Navy submarine warfare officer, said there are technological and programmatic risks associated with […]

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