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The Defending Defense Coalition brings together the American Enterprise Institute, the Foreign Policy Initiative and the Heritage Foundation to promote a sound understanding of the U.S. defense budget and the resource requirements necessary to sustain America’s preeminent military position in a dangerous world. At this event, we will discuss the Obama administration’s FY 2013 defense budget and the broader context behind its new strategic guidance. As the Pentagon looks to cut $487 billion over the next decade, what capabilities and missions will America sacrifice? Does the budget reflect a strategy grounded in a true “pivot” to Asia? Is there an underlying strategic logic to the cuts? Please join us to discuss these issues.

 


Agenda

9:45 AM
Registration

10:00 AM
Introduction:
JAMIE M. FLY, Foreign Policy Initiative

Remarks:
KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH),
U.S. Senate
MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN),
U.S. House of Representatives
RANDY FORBES (R-VA),
U.S. House of Representatives
LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), U.S.Senate
JON KYL (R-Ariz.), U.S. Senate
HOWARD P. “BUCK” MCKEON (R-Calif.), U.S. House of Representatives

Moderator:
JIM TALENT, The Heritage Foundation

Closing Remarks:
THOMAS DONNELLY, AEI


Event Contact Information

For more information, please contact Richard Cleary at [email protected], 202.862.7184.


Media Contact Information

For media inquiries, please contact Véronique Rodman at [email protected], 202.862.4871.

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