Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 30, 2020]

 In Air, Defense, GDI, State

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Gordon Adams, PhD, Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners, Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Chris Servello, a founder of Provision Advisors (and Defense and Aerospace team member).
Topics:
— Update on National Defense Authorization Act as negotiations for a fourth coronavirus stimulus package stall
— Analysis of the House Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., at the Center for a New American Security
— Implications of using the US military as a prop, including using Marine One at a campaign rally for President Trump as well as recent Navy announcements to curry favor in shipbuilding states
— DoD’s plan to study the financial performance of defense contractors
— Ramifications of reporting that Trump’s financial ties in Turkey allowed Recip Tayyip Erdogan to pressure the US president to get his attorney general to halt a investigation whether a leading Turkish bank was violating US sanctions on Iran

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