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Government Matters (Full Show) – May 15, 2022

Biden signs bill to speed arms to Ukraine; status of Ukraine’s military capabilities; is the Islamic State on the decline?


Biden signs bill to allow arms lending to Ukraine

President Biden has signed a new bill to allow arms lending to Ukraine. The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 has escalated U.S. involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war. The bill aims to enable the U.S. to provide Ukraine with as much as possible, including more sophisticated weaponry, said Angela Stent, nonresident senior fellow at […]


Military equipment especially important in this stage of Ukraine war, says CNAS senior fellow

As Russia’s war enters its third month, the focus has shifted towards eastern Ukraine. The change in terrain means Ukraine will need a new strategy to fend off Russian aggressors. Margarita Konaev, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said the Ukrainian military will continue to use some of the same […]


Global terrorism threat has not gone away, says AEI fellow

While the Islamic State and jihadist terror groups have faded from the headlines, American Enterprise Institute Fellow Katherine Zimmerman says their influence persists around the globe. Zimmerman said the Islamic State is growing in Afghanistan and across Africa even though its core leadership has been degraded in Iraq and Syria. She said areas with poor […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – May 12, 2022

Modernizing the Army’s cavalry design; monitoring and preventing foreign investments in American technology; NTSB using drones to respond to accident sites


New Army pilot program aims to modernize cavalry design

The U.S. Army plans to modernize its force structure to shift from counterterrorism and counterinsurgency to a focus on confronting China and Russia. A new pilot program aims to fill the current gaps in cavalry design. MG John Richardson, commanding general in the First Cavalry Division in the Army, said the Army will restructure its […]


DoD expanding monitoring of foreign investments in American tech companies

The Defense Department works to prevent adversaries from co-opting American technology and using it against the U.S. One aspect of this mission is monitoring and preventing hostile foreign government investments in American tech companies. DoD is now working with data scientists and professionals from finance, intelligence and policy to understand which technology to focus on, […]

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