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National Press Club podcast explores state of defense in Washington and beyond

February 2, 2015 | By Adam Konowe |

This could be a particularly newsworthy year for U.S. defense issues as NPC member Adam Konowe found out when he interviewed Defense News editor and television-host Vago Muradian for the latest installment of the National Press Club's podcast Update-1.

From new committee leadership in Congress to President Barack Obama’s latest nominee to lead the Pentagon, Konowe and Muradian discuss military-related policy, the industrial base and the evolution of defense journalism during the last two decades. Muradian also provides his insight on what to watch in 2015, including the budget process at home and technology-enhanced challenges from adversaries abroad.

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Update-1 is a production of the NPC's Broadcast Committee. It provides a forum for listeners to learn about newsworthy stories, many originating from the Club or involving NPC members.