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The National Defense Strategy and defense budgets

Bill Greenwalt, Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, discusses a new report about the impact of the National Defense Strategy on the defense budget, and the likelihood of budget increases


Lessons learned from previous emergency relief efforts

Theresa Hull, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, Acquisition, Contracting and Sustainment at the DoD OIG, highlights what the DoD OIG found in its new report looking at past emergency responses to help the defense contracting community respond to the current pandemic


Potential for an arms control treaty with Russia

Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, discusses the possibility of an arms control treaty between the US and Russia and potential areas of cooperation


The War on Terror and wars about ideology

Col. Frank Sobchak (USA Ret.), Contributor at the MirYam Institute, explains the idea that warfare has fundamentally changed and how the US should prepare


Addressing racial issues in the Air Force

Gen. Larry Spencer (Ret.), USAF, 37th Vice Chief of Staff of the USAF, and Michael Donley, 22nd Secretary of the Air Force, discuss the issue of racial disparities in the Air Force and the Department of Defense as a whole and what leaders should do to address it


Deterrence by detection as an operational concept

Thomas Mahnken, President & CEO of the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, explains how deterrence by detection would be a cost-effective way to address opportunistic aggression


Potential reform to the Overseas Contingency Operations account

Andrew Lautz, Policy and Government Affairs Manager for the National Taxpayers Union, explains why the Overseas Contingency Operations account is problematic and how it can be reformed

Where to Watch
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    Weeknights at 8 PM and 11 PM on WJLA 24/7
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    Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM on ABC7
  • AFN American Forces Network
    Worldwide on American Forces Network

Ensuring Security for Virtual and Physical Networks

Watch on Thursday, July 23rd at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. on WJLA 24/7 News
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