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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) greets retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for a meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSSFDA
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Trump’s national security and defense team

Fred Dews and Michael E. O’Hanlon

Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States is right around the corner, and so the nation’s (and world’s) focus turns to the end of his transition to the White House and the start of his administration. Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon—director of research for Foreign Policy, co-director of the Center on 21st Century Security and Intelligence, and the Sydney Stein, Jr., Chair—came on the show to talk about the president-elect’s incoming national security team and the most salient foreign policy, national security, and defense issues for the new administration.

Also in this episode, Senior Fellow David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, talks about investing in human capital in his regular Wessel’s Economic Update.

And, Visiting Fellow Philippe Le Corre talks about China’s global rise and how the U.S. and European Union can meet the challenge.

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