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Month: June 2022

Impossible to tell if US could defend Taiwan from China, says research director

President Biden has said that if China attacks Taiwan, the United States would defend Taiwan militarily, but given China’s intense armed forces modernization, would that be possible? Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said he does not think it is possible to predict whether the United States would win against China when defending […]

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China moving toward initial trials of new, advanced aircraft carrier

New satellite imagery shows China’s third aircraft carrier – its largest and most advanced – may be afloat soon. In the last few days, the Chinese have flooded the dry dock where the carrier was under construction for a few years, indicating they are getting closer to initial trials, said Warren Strobel, national security reporter […]

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Congress working to address ‘drastic reduction’ in National Defense Stockpile

The defense industrial base relies on basic materials like critical minerals and rare earth elements. The problem is many of these materials come from China and, to a lesser extent, Russia. There has been a “drastic reduction” in the National Defense Stockpile, a federally owned stockpile of these minerals, since 1952, said Defense News Congress […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 14, 2022

Department of the Navy’s plan for climate action; protecting networks and critical infrastructure

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Navy assistant secretary on new climate action plan

President Biden has called tackling the climate crisis a national security priority. The Department of the Navy recently issued a strategy called “Climate Action 2030.” Meredith Berger, assistant secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, said the new strategy is bold in that it is comprehensive and action-oriented. She said the Navy and […]

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CISA executive director on stepping in during ‘pivotal time’ after 2020 election

Just after the 2020 presidential election, Brandon Wales suddenly found himself acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), leading the country through some of the worst cyber and ransomware attacks on government and private networks. Wales said he became acting director at a “pivotal time” after Chris Krebs was fired and that […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 12, 2022

Top priorities of the Army chief of staff

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US Army chief of staff on modernization, recruitment, international collaboration

The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. James McConville joined Government Matters to discuss his top priorities, challenges and vision for modernizing America’s Army. McConville said the Army is undergoing the biggest transformation in 40 years, with long-range precision fires as a major priority, starting with hypersonic missile capabilities. He said the Army […]

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