On this edition of Government Matters Defense– Impact of FY18 omnibus bill on Navy shipbuilding efforts Jerry Hendrix, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses some issues with the Navy’s plan for a 355-ship fleet, and how focusing less on “capital ships” could help. Applying lessons learned in the North Korean conflict Mara Karlin, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy & Force Development and associate director of the Strategic Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University, talks about how looking at America’s past endeavors on the Korean peninsula could inform future policy on the region. The Pentagon Beat – March 28, 2018 Oriana Pawlyk, reporter for Military.com and Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico, discuss the latest news from the Department of Defense. Topics on this edition of the Pentagon Beat include the White House’s ban on transgender troops, issues with rolling out the KC-46 aerial refueling platform and a new program to mend the A-10’s broken wings.
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