In Depth interviews – May 30

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today’s guests:

Michael O’HanlonDirector of Research and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

The Air-Sea Battle concept is one of the central concepts in the military’s ability to project power. It’s central to operations in a conflict landscape that is changing in many ways. O’Hanlon hosted Air Force Gen.Norton Schwartz and Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert last Wednesday in a discussion of Air-Sea Battle.

Richard HirnGeneral Counsel, National Weather Service Employees Organization

The new acting leader of the National Weather Service is Laura Furgione. She takes over for Dr. Jack Hayes, who retired Friday after an internal investigation found agency employees had moved millions of dollars between programs without telling Congress.

Lou Crenshawretired Navy Vice Admiral and the National Aerospace and Defense practice leader at Grant Thornton

The Pentagon is trying to balance national security with a tough financial reality. The American Society of Military Comptrollers says the Defense Department is doing a good job putting its financial management on a path to success.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report brought to you by United Health Military and Veterans Services. For more defense news, click here.

Dr. Nora BensahelDeputy Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Bensahel is the co-author of “Sustainable Pre-eminence: Reforming the U.S. Military at a Time of Strategic Change.”


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