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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
7:30 - 10:30AM - breakfast will be served
The Columbus Club at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. Washington, DC 20002
Exclusive Event featuring Representatives Loretta Sanchez and Mac Thornberry
This CQ Roll Call Forum will take a look at the future of America's military and the choices and tradeoffs Congress and the Pentagon may make as the military faces a shrinking budget. How different will the military look, which capabilities are likely to be emphasized and which will likely be deemphasized?
Questions to be explored will include:
- With pressure to cut defense budgets, how might the military be downsized and what changes would occur?
- Would a downsized military have to shed or reduce certain capabilities?
- With the impending end of combat in Afghanistan (and after the withdrawal from Iraq), how will military spending priorities change?
This morning event will gather Members of Congress, their staff, industry and association leaders and other key stakeholders together to examine the future of the military.
7:30 am Registration and Breakfast
8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks: Beth Bronder, CQ Roll Call, Doug Stewart, Vice President of Government Relations, Product Sectors
8:30 am Keynote: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas)
8:50 am Keynote: Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-California)
9:10 am Coffee Break
9:25 am Executive Panel
David Hawkings (Moderator), Editor, CQ Roll Call
Dr. Gordon Adams, Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University
Tom Donnelly, Resident Fellow and Co-Director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Frank Hoffman, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University
Frank Oliveri, Reporter, CQ Roll Call
10:25 am Closing Remarks
10:30 am Adjourn
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