Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – March 14, 2018


On this Government Matters Defense show–

Top priorities for Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, discusses how his committee is overseeing the Department of Defense’s request for more troops, and the impact of “deploy or get out” on service members.

Congress aims to ‘balance’ U.S. Air Force’s JSTARS program
General Larry Spencer, President of the Air Force Association, discusses cuts to the Pentagon’s plan to modernize the USAF fleet of radar surveillance aircraft.

The Pentagon Beat
On this edition of the Pentagon Beat, Tony Bertuca, chief editor of Inside the Pentagon and Rachel Karas, associate editor of Inside the Air Force, go over the latest news from the Department of Defense.
Topics discussed include Pentagon Chief Management Officer John Gibson saying he can find $46 billion in efficiencies over the next five years, cooperation between the three service secretaries, the effect of the Trump administration’s tariffs on the defense industry and a new role for the Air Force’s drones.