Defense One Radio, Episode 3: Bye-bye, Iran deal; Hello, North Korea; Future of special ops in Niger and more.

Welcome to episode three of our weekly podcast about the news, strategy, tech, and business trends defining the future of national security.

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In this episode, recorded on Thursday, May 10, 2018, we discuss:

  • Bye, bye Iran Deal: Israel carried out a series of airstrikes inside Syria just two days after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal;
  • U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo returned from North Korea with three released American prisoners — in just his second week on the job;
  • The president’s pick to lead the CIA traveled to Capitol Hill to interview for her new job;
  • Air Force officials spoke up about the rising number of crashes;
  • And seven months after it happened, we finally have a better picture of what happened in Niger back in October.
  • Then later, we’ll speak with two nuclear weapons experts — Melissa Hanham (33:49) and Joshua Pollack (39:00) — about the future of U.S. relations with Iran and North Korea. 

Today’s roundtable participants include: 

  • Kevin Baron, executive editor for Defense One;
  • Caroline Houck, staff correspondent;
  • Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor;
  • And Ben Watson, news editor.

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