“All the kids are talking about Pentagon reprogramming rules these days.”

On this week’s Political Fallout Shelter podcast, Military Times Deputy Editor Leo Shane and Defense News Capitol Hill Bureau Chief Joe Gould discuss how shifting some personnel funds into President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall could wreck Pentagon budget flexibility forever. The issue is poised to be a key fight between the legislative and executive branches throughout the spring.

The pair also discuss Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s surprise departure and Trump’s new plan to address the problem of veterans’ suicide. They also complain about not being invited to the fancy official “Captain Marvel” premiere, and what military superheroes they want to see next.

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Leo covers Congress, Veterans Affairs and the White House for Military Times. He has covered Washington, D.C. since 2004, focusing on military personnel and veterans policies. His work has earned numerous honors, including a 2009 Polk award, a 2010 National Headliner Award, the IAVA Leadership in Journalism award and the VFW News Media award.

Joe Gould was the senior Pentagon reporter for Defense News, covering the intersection of national security policy, politics and the defense industry. He had previously served as Congress reporter.

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