Defend & Reform | Reforming the Pentagon
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
Reforming the Pentagon
Deficit and Defense Hawks Needed
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Debate over defense sequestration cuts in Washington has become ritualized and entrenched, making another round of sequester cuts likely. In light of our $17 trillion debt, "deficit hawks" emphasize the need for DoD to contribute to spending reform. At the same time, in a dangerous world of evolving threats, "defense hawks" emphasize the need to maintain the most powerful and technologically advanced military in the world.
Both are correct; so, how can these two positions be reconciled? Why must being a deficit hawk and a defense hawk be mutually exclusive? Can arbitrary and damaging sequester cuts be replaced with targeted DoD spending reforms that address spending concerns and maintain military might? If so, how?
Join Concerned Veterans for America, the Weekly Standard and a slate of top-notch legislators and policy experts on September 18th for a policy and political discussion about the prospects of reforming the way the Pentagon spends money—cutting the fat in order to spare the muscle.
Keynote address from:
Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.
United States Senator from Oklahoma
Congressman Duncan Hunter
United States Representative from California
Richard V. Spencer
Defense Business Board
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Panel moderated by:
Stephen Hayes, Columinst, The Weekly Standard
EVENT: Reforming the Pentagon | Deficit and Defense Hawks Needed
DATE : Wednesday, September 18, 2013
TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET (registration begins at 7:30am)
LOCATION: Charlie Palmer Steak | Washington D.C. 20001
*Registration is FREE and breakfast will be served*
Space is limited so RSVP above or at www.CV4A.org/AdvanceReform
This event is the fourth in a 5-part Defend & Reform Breakfast Series that will highlight ways veterans -- and all Americans -- can contribute to 'defending freedom by advancing reform.'
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Concerned Veterans for America
Our mission is to advocate for policies that preserve the freedom we fought to defend. CVA translates the experience, concerns, and hopes of our fellow veterans and their families into a commonvision of freedom.
We will provide a new and unique perspective on the issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that we fought to defend and all Americans cherish.
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