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Month: June 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – June 21, 2022

Naval blockade of Taiwan by China, Possible Iranian rocket launch, Covid-19 vaccine distribution

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Blockade of Taiwan by China would be ‘power grab,’ says researcher

There are several things China could do to pressure Taiwan, short of full-scale invasion, including cutting off the island in a type of blockade. Bradley Martin, director of the RAND National Security Supply Chain Institute and senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, wrote a report on this topic. Martin said this would be a […]

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Iran inches closer to longer range strike capabilities, FDD senior fellow says

Satellite imagery shows an Iranian rocket launch could be imminent. The purpose would be to launch satellites into space, but that same long-range ballistic technology could also allow Tehran to launch nuclear warheads and other weapons. Behnam Ben Taleblu, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said these kinds of tests help the […]

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Public-private partnerships essential to vaccine distribution in US

Over 750 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been distributed across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s just two years after a Covid-19 task force was created to plan its rollout. Dr. Anita Patel, former senior advisor for pandemic preparedness and response at the CDC and finalist […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 19, 2022

Collaboration between Space Force and UK Space Command; US-Russia relations on board space station

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How the UK Space Command is working with Space Force

Space has become an integral part of warfighting. Similar to the creation of the U.S. Space Force, the United Kingdom created the UK Space Command. The commander, Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey, is in Washington, D.C. for meetings with senior defense leaders. Godfrey told Government Matters the command was created last year and started with around […]

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US-Russia relations in space remain strong despite ongoing war: West Point professor

The United States and Russia created the International Space Station (ISS) and have worked together for decades to keep it in orbit. However, since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine, that collaboration has become increasingly tense. Despite this, cooperation on the space station has endured, according to Zhanna Malekos Smith, senior associate at the […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 16, 2022

Deterring Chinese attack on Taiwan; China’s third aircraft carrier launch; shoring up strategic mineral stockpile

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