Federal News Countdown: A wonk in the Pentagon, ISIS threat

Sharon Burke, right, senior adviser of the International Security Program at the New America Foundation, and Steve Bucci, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at the Heritage Foundation, count down the week’s top federal stories with Francis Rose. (Photo by Michael O’Connell/Federal News Radio)

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Sharon Burke, senior adviser, International Security Program, New America Foundation
  • Steve Bucci, director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, Heritage Foundation

Sharon Burke’s stories:

#3 Pentagon Survey: More sexual assault cases reported (CNN)

#2 House Republicans scramble to avoid a shutdown ahead of a Dec. 11 deadline (The Washington Post)

#1 Can a wonk run a war? (Politico)

Steve Bucci’s stories:

#3 FBI warns military of ISIS threat (CNN)

#2 Syrian President: U.S.-led airstrikes have caused ‘no change’ in ISIS strength (CNN)

#1 Meet Chuck Hagel’s expected replacement as Defense Secretary (CNN)

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