Ep. 4: Trump vs. Kim; Military algorithms; ISIS’ new war narratives; USAF’s next plane and more.

Welcome to the fourth episode of our 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 17, 2018:

  • North Korea confirmed it’s not interested in giving up its nuclear weapons for a summit with President Trump;
  • U.S. Marines surged to Mideast embassies after more than 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza as the U.S. opened its new embassy in Jerusalem;
  • NATO’s chief was in Washington this week, one day after a top European Union official slammed President Trump after pulling out of the Iran deal, saying “if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm.”
  • President Trump will have a new golf course in Indonesia, thanks to China;
  • Back stateside, algorithms are spreading in the U.S. military — and this time it doesn’t have to do with drone footage;
  • And after our roundtable, we’ll talk about ISIS and the narratives of war with terrorism scholar Charlie Winter (36:58) — before speaking with former State Department official Johnny Walsh (46:14) on the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

Today’s roundtable participants include: 

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

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