How is our national security funded? Special guest MPP Amanda Swanson, who focuses on defense policy, joins the GW WonkCast team to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. The NDAA is the vehicle by which Congress funds the Armed Forces. Listen to learn how the NDAA is created each year, what budget changes this version holds, and potential implications for defense both abroad and domestically. If discussions about the size of the defense budget and continuing resolutions are your thing, this is the episode for you.
co-Hosts Nathan Rupp and Gabe Moss partake as Moderator Jessica Blackband steers the conversation.
See the sources for the Below the Fold segment:
Nathan Rupp: Statement Regarding Senate Passage of H.J. Res. 111, The White House
Gabe Moss: California Today: The Latino Education Crisis, The New York Times
Jessica Blackband: 2017 National Climate Assessment Report, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Amanda Swanson: Spider silk, the newest fabric for military uniforms, Marketplace