POLITICO Defense Summit 2023 Highlights

Defense experts and leaders convened at POLITICO's Defense Summit to discuss strategies for navigating national security amid government shutdown threats and military promotions blockades.

Key takeaways from the POLITICO Defense Summit included insights on averting a government shutdown, the impact of Sen. Tuberville's blockade on senior military promotions, the urgency of Ukraine assistance, and concerns over the 'Buy American' approach in defense spending. Discussions also focused on challenges facing the defense industry, China and Russia, and conflicts demanding U.S. military resources.