Aaron Mehta is a deputy editor and senior pentagon correspondent for defense news covering policy, strategy, and acquisition at the highest levels of the department of defense and its international partners.
On The Gist, Trump and the Kurds. In the interview, Mike talks to Aaron Mehta, deputy editor and senior Pentagon correspondent for Defense News. They talk about why Ukraine wants javelin missiles, the internal conflicts in the Pentagon, and China’s rising military dominance.  In the Spiel, the American sports media's reactions to Daryl Morey.  Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Donald Trump has gone from saying Iran had made a "very big mistake" by shooting down an unmanned US drone to suggesting a deal between the two countries could happen so fast it would make people's heads spin. Defense News Deputy Editor and Senior Pentagon Correspondent Aaron Mehta joins the show with all the latest.
Donald Trump has gone from saying Iran had made a "very big mistake" by shooting down an unmanned US drone to suggesting a deal between the two countries could happen so fast it would make people's heads spin. Defense News Deputy Editor and Senior Pentagon Correspondent Aaron Mehta joins the show with all the latest.
Leo and Joe welcome in Defense News Deputy Editor Aaron Mehta discuss staff morale at the Pentagon and Jim Mattis’s future (1:30) as well as a new push to get the military’s aircraft fleet into better shape (8:45). They also discuss what might happen with U.S. military equipment sales to Saudi Arabia (13:30) before making fun of Aaron’s beloved hometown of Boston (20:25).
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Location
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
1 hour, 13 minutes
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