A show about the technology, strategy, media and business trends defining the future of national security.
The past, present and future of Army vehicles
This episode is broken into three parts:
'No front line,' with former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer Brian Castner (at the 1:59 mark); The Weight, with Marine Corps Infantry officer Walker Mills (at 15:09); The Future, featuring Army Maj. Gen. Ross Coffman, director of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team; Deputy Program Executive Officer for Army Ground Combat Vehicles, Jim Schirmer; and Mike Cadieux, director of the Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center (starting at 24:02). Extra reading:
"Projected Acquisition Costs for the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicles," Congressional Budget Office, April 2021 (PDF); Read Mills' take on the JLTV (from Sept. 2020) at the Modern War Institute, here; Watch "Pentagon Wars" on HBO, here; or find the book on Amazon, here. Find a transcript of this episode here.
How air warfare is changing
Guests include Stacie Pettyjohn, Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security; Becca Wasser, fellow in the Defense Program at CNAS (both Wasser and Pettyjohn begin at the 2:44 mark); Zachary Kallenborn, research affiliate with the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (at the 21:14 mark); and Sam Bendett, Adviser with CNA and a member of its Russia Studies Program (at 29:25).
Find Pettyjohn and Wasser's War on the Rocks columns here and here; Read Kallenborn's analysis of the Israeli Defense Forces recent swarm operations here; Read a CNA report Bendett co-authored in May entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy in Russia" (PDF) here. Find a transcript here.
Climate change vs. everyone
Defense One's Patrick Tucker helps explain the U.S. military's growing climate security portfolio (at the 4:05 mark); John Conger of the Center for Climate and Security joins us later (at 14:28), followed by Gabriel Collins of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy (at 23:38).
Read Conger's Defense One op-ed here; Find the report Gabe co-authored on U.S.-China competition (PDF), here; Read more from Tucker's interview with Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant defense secretary for environment and energy resilience, here. Find a transcript of this episode here.
Afghanistan’s new, uncertain chapter
This episode we speak about where Afghanistan might go from here—with help former Afghan translator Habib Hassan and former State Department official Elizabeth Threlkeld, currently of the Stimson Center.
Find a transcript of this episode here.
Tech Summit, in review
This episode we’re going to share a few of the more memorable exchanges from this year’s Tech Summit, including Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks; Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall; Director of the Space Development Agency Derek Tournear; Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation; Kelly Hammett, of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate; Air Force Col. Eric Felt, the Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate; Mieke Eoyang, who is the Pentagon’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy; Ylli Bajraktari, Executive Director of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence; and the NSA’s Director of Cybersecurity Rob Joyce.
To watch any of these interviews in video, go here.
Or read a transcript of this episode here.
Biden, Europe and the future of transatlantic security
This episode we’re going to take a look at some of the most important issues shaping the future of U.S.-European security, including NATO, the EU, fringe politics, lessons from the Cold War, and evolving perceptions of both China and the U.S.
Dr. Alina Polyakova, president and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis; Elisabeth Braw, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute And former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Find a transcript of this episode here: https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2021/06/defense-one-radio-ep-84-biden-europe-and-future-transatlantic-security/174681/