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A show about the technology, strategy, media and business trends defining the future of national security.

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A show about the technology, strategy, media and business trends defining the future of national security.

    Preparing for conflict in the Pacific

    Preparing for conflict in the Pacific

    An Army two-star general explains his proposal to send a multi-domain task force to the region.
    Guests: 
    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel "JB" Vowell, Commanding General of the United States Army Japan; Maj. Kevin Joyce is an Army Strategist and the strategy branch chief at U.S. Army Japan. You can find their essay, here.
    And you can read a transcript of this conversation on Defense One, here.

    • 24 min
    Germany’s uneasy year ahead + 2023 preview with BAE’s Tom Arsenault

    Germany’s uneasy year ahead + 2023 preview with BAE’s Tom Arsenault

    We review the year that was and preview what might lie ahead for the U.S., Europe, and the wider global defense industry.
    Guests include:
    Former German Ambassador the United Nations and current Chairman of the Munich Security Conference Christoph Heusgen, in conversation with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron. BAE Systems CEO Tom Arseneault speaks with Defense One Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber (that begins at the 26:08 mark).

    • 41 min
    What we know about the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber

    What we know about the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber

    Defense One staff help unpack the hype and lingering mysteries surrounding America's newly-unveiled bomber plane, and we check in on the annual Reagan National Defense Forum.
    Guests include:
    Lauren Williams, senior editor at Defense One; And Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One's Global Business Editor.

    • 36 min
    The especially difficult history of America’s Black veterans

    The especially difficult history of America’s Black veterans

    Guests include:
    Matthew Delmont is a Guggenheim Fellow and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History at Dartmouth College; his book, “Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad,” was just published in October; interview begins at the 0:47 mark; And Holly Pinheiro, Jr., is an assistant professor of history at Furman University; his research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and class in the U.S. military from 1850 through the 1930s. His latest book, “The Families’ Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice,” was published in June. That interview begins at the 21:04 mark.

    • 42 min
    The growth of drones in Russia's Ukraine war

    The growth of drones in Russia's Ukraine war

    We focus on the latest developments in unmanned aerial systems, from the war in Ukraine to a conference in Washington.
    Guests include:
    Faine Greenwood researches and writes about drones and emerging technologies; and Sam Bendett is in the Russia Studies Program at CNA, based in Washington (at the 7:58 mark); And Marcus Weisgerber is Defense One’s Global Business Editor (at 23:05).

    • 49 min
    Rethinking logistics, tomorrow’s air bases, the future of space debris, and more.

    Rethinking logistics, tomorrow’s air bases, the future of space debris, and more.

    Guests include:
    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger (at the 1:19 mark);  Marine Brig. Gen. Joseph Clearfield, Deputy Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific (at 6:58); Air Force chief Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. (at 10:54); Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for strategy, Lt. Gen. Clinton Hinote (12:52); Chris Dougherty, senior fellow at CNAS (17:36); Vice Chief of Space Operations, Gen. David Thompson (21:04); Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn (23:42); And Steven Butow, Director of the Space Portfolio at the U.S. military's Defense Innovation Unit (26:21).

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

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Fascinating podcast for anyone interested in defense

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Defense One Radio enough. 🙌

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An informative podcast about defense issues

I learn something new from each episode. Thanks gang!

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Great Resource

Imagine a world in which complex defense/foreign policies were discussed on the conversational level instead of in dry, bureaucratic robot language. Ben Watson, against all odds, makes it happen. Great job.

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