The Department of Defense has seen a series of high-level resignations and departures, including the dismissal of former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, which will have an immediate impact on the Pentagon and the transition. Beyond the current tumult, the world is looking ahead to see how President-elect Biden and his administration will set and implement defense priorities over the next four years.
To unpack these developments and their implications for American defense policy, CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine hosted a conversation with Robert O. Work, CNAS Senior Counselor for Defense and former Deputy Secretary of Defense, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 .
Mr. Fontaine and Mr. Work were joined by Eric Sayers, Adjunct Senior Fellow in the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program, Diem Salmon, Adjunct Senior Fellow in the CNAS Defense Program, and Becca Wasser, Fellow in the CNAS Defense Program, for an interactive panel discussion featuring live polling and Q&A from the online audience.