“Who is the defense industrial complex pissing off this week?”

On this episode of the Defense Nerds podcast, Military Times Deputy Editor Leo Shane and Defense News Capitol Hill Bureau Chief Joe Gould talk about the recently released House Appropriations plan for the defense budget, and this upcoming week’s work by the Senate Armed Services Committee on the annual defense authorization bill.

The two also look at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to reduce corporate influence within the Pentagon and what it means for the larger discussion around defense spending in the presidential campaign. Finally, the two fight over what lessons they learned for the military in watching Game of Thrones.

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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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