The week ahead

By Tony Bertuca / December 6, 2021 at 5:00 AM

The Senate returns this week to continue debating the stalled defense authorization bill. Meanwhile, the Senate Armed Services Committee has rescheduled a hearing to consider the nominee for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Senior DOD officials speak at the National Defense Industrial Association's second virtual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, director of operations at U.S. Central Command, speaks at an Air Force Association online event.


The House Oversight and Reform national security subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Worldwide Threat of al Qaeda, ISIS, and Other Foreign Terrorist Organizations."

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance hosts a virtual discussion on defending the Pacific.

The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion on the future of U.S. nuclear declaratory policy.


The Center for a New American Security hosts a discussion on the upcoming National Defense Strategy with the acting deputy under secretary of defense for policy.


The Air Force Association hosts a virtual Space Power Forum with senior defense officials.