May 17, 2024 | Foreign Podicy

Reviving the Arsenal of Democracy

May 17, 2024 Foreign Podicy

Reviving the Arsenal of Democracy



Americans and our allies confront an extraordinary array of threats from an emerging “axis of aggressors,” consisting of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. That’s the bad news. The good news? Americans have an unmatched network of allies and partners with whom we can work to defend our common interests and counter growing threats. Among our partners in that network are three beleaguered democracies: Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel. The primary way we can help is by sending weapons. But is the U.S. defense industrial base up to the task? Can America once again serve as the “Arsenal of Democracy?” Can we arm ourselves while simultaneously providing Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel with the means of self-defense? And what’s up with the Biden administration and the provision of weapons to Israel?

Senior director of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power and guest host Bradley Bowman asks Mira Resnick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. She oversees the Bureau’s Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers, managing over $40 billion annually in government-to-government defense equipment transfers. She’s also responsible for the Bureau’s Office of Security Assistance.


Israel Israel at War Military and Political Power U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy Ukraine