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Month: April 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 24, 2022

Air Force secretary on top priorities


Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall on major priorities, initiatives, challenges

The budget request for the Department of the Air Force, which includes the Space Force, provides for a 12% increase over last year’s request. Mimi Geerges spoke with Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall about his top priorities. Kendall said defining a resilient, effective space order of battle is a very high priority as the joint […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – April 21, 2022

Accelerating innovation in the Navy; US sending more sophisticated arms to Ukraine; sanctions for buying Russian weapons


NavalX fosters innovation to support rapid delivery of capabilities to warfighters

NavalX connects the needs and challenges of the United States Navy to solution providers across industry, academia and the rest of the Defense Department. The ultimate goal is to get capabilities to the warfighter faster. Captain Benjamin Van Buskirk, director of NavalX, said the mission has three parts: rapidly enabling stakeholders to deliver capabilities, serving […]


Russia-Ukraine conflict now a ‘war of attrition,’ says War on the Rocks founder

Russia has warned the United States that armed shipments to Ukraine could bring “unpredictable consequences.” This comes as the administration authorizes the delivery of more sophisticated weapons than in previous shipments. Ryan Evans, founder of War on the Rocks and chief executive officer of Metamorphic Media, said the large artillery pieces in the U.S. aid […]


Military expert on discouraging other countries from buying Russian weapons

Arms exports from Russia are second only to oil and gas as a source of revenue. To reduce that income stream, the United States could change strategy to wean customers off Russian arms and win back partners, says Grant Rumley, senior fellow at the Washington Institute. Rumley said buying weapons from Russia is sometimes more […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – April 19, 2022

USAID appoints new chief diversity officer; Turkey’s balancing act between NATO and Russia; implementing a national strategy for Web3


Analyst has three recommendations for US to encourage Turkey to align with NATO

Turkey has been called a “frenemy” of the United States, sometimes friendly and other times hostile. It is a NATO member located strategically on the Black Sea, but it seems to be on the fence with Russia’s war on Ukraine. Ryan Brobst, research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the United States […]

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