Event: Defending Defense: Sequestration’s Shadow on the U.S. Military and the Defense Industrial Base

Five members of congress will explain the effects of sequestration on U.S. military readiness at the event tomorrow Defending Defense: Sequestration’s Shadow on the U.S. Military and the Defense Industrial Base:


  • Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) Senate Minority Whip


  • Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel


  • Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support


  • Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) Chairman, House Armed Services Committee


  • Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) Chairman, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

The members of Congress will be joining representatives from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Foreign Policy Initiative, and The Heritage Foundation

AEI’s Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy Studies Danielle Pletka will moderate the discussion. 

Please note that the event will take place on the hill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106, on Wednesday, July 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served at 2:15 p.m.

To register for the event, please RSVP to michael.pratt@aei.org (202.862.5823). Please note this event will not be live streamed.

Follow @AEInews

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine
About the Author



  • As a long-time Senate Committee on Foreign Relation senior professional staff member for the Near East and South Asia, Danielle Pletka was the point person on Middle East, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan issues. As the vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at AEI, Pletka writes on national security matters with a focus on Iran and weapons proliferation, the Middle East, Syria, Israel and the Arab Spring. She also studies and writes about South Asia: Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

    Pletka is the co-editor of “Dissent and Reform in the Arab World: Empowering Democrats” (AEI Press, 2008) and the co-author of “Containing and Deterring a Nuclear Iran” (AEI Press, 2011) and “Iranian influence in the Levant, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan” (AEI Press, 2012). Her most recent study, “America vs. Iran: The competition for the future of the Middle East,” was published in January 2014.


    Follow Danielle Pletka on Twitter.

  • Phone: 202-862-5943
    Email: dpletka@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Alexandra Della Rocchetta
    Phone: 202-862-7152
    Email: alex.dellarocchetta@aei.org

What's new on AEI

image The money in banking: Comparing salaries of bank and bank regulatory employees
image What Obama should say about China in Japan
image A key to college success: Involved dads
image China takes the fight to space
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Graduation day: How dads’ involvement impacts higher education success

Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.

Event Registration is Closed
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Getting it right: A better strategy to defeat al Qaeda

This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Obamacare’s rocky start and uncertain future

During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.   

No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.