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2020 Defense Budget Is Nearly Here: What To Expect

March 8, 2019

Episode Notes:

Next Tuesday, the Trump administration expects to deliver its fiscal 2020 defense budget to Congress.

Rick Berger, Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former staffer with the Senate Budget Committee, joins the Warcast to discuss what's in it, how the border wall and planned withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan affect it, and why it matters.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:39 ] Notable contents
[ 2:35 ] How well it aligns to the NDS
[ 5:06 ] Impact of the border wall pursuit
[ 7:45 ] Effects of planned withdrawal in Syria and Afghanistan
[ 9:37 ] What's missing