Two Pentagon veterans join Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss a range of challenges facing the Defense Department.
At the top of the list is the budget pressure stemming from the automatic across-the-board cuts set to go into effect in March (after being delayed by Congress at the start of the year).
And that’s not the only challenge. Defense leaders are also waiting to see if the short-term continuing resolution, which funds government operations through March 27, will actually continue after that.
About the guests
Rudy deLeon is senior vice president of national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress and the former deputy secretary of defense and undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.