war on the rocks

Democrats Reclaim the House: Shift in U.S. Defense Agenda

December 6, 2018

Episode Notes:

In the recent U.S. midterm election, Democrats have resumed control over the House which includes the Committee on Armed Services as well as the Appropriations Committees. We brought Dakota Wood, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, to talk about the impact of the power shift on defense policy and budget choices, and how the Republican party may best adjust strategy.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:42 ] Difference in short-term defense priorities
[ 2:53 ] Tensions among Administration and House on budget decisions
[ 4:23 ] An effective Republican response
[ 6:50 ] Expectations for the new Armed Services Committee Chairperson