May 18, 2018
In this episode, recorded on Thursday, May 10, 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 on prospects for peace in Afghanistan (46:14). 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. Tell us what you think! Send your questions or comments our way via firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (757) 447-4596 and leave a voicemail! And thanks for listening!