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.


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About the Author

 

Danielle
Pletka

  • 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.


     


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  • Phone: 202-862-5943
    Email: dpletka@aei.org
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    Name: Alexandra Della Rocchetta
    Phone: 202-862-7152
    Email: alex.dellarocchetta@aei.org

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