Defend & Reform: The Future of America's Defense Spending
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Defend and Reform: The Future of America’s Defense Spending
On December 11, The Weekly Standard’s William Kristol will moderate a panel discussion on defense spending, featuring experts in the field. Sponsored by Concerned Veterans for America, “DEFEND & REFORM: The Future of America’s Defense Spending” will diagnose defense spending challenges and offer practical solutions. Speakers will include: Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution, Pete Hegseth, Concerned Veterans for America, Russell Rumbaugh, Stimson Center, and more. Luncheon will be served.
December 11, 2012
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Event Registration & Seating
12:00 - 12:05 p.m. Welcome Remarks
Pete Hegseth, CEO, Concerned Veterans for America
12:05 - 12:10 p.m. Moderator Remarks
William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard
12:10 – 12:25 p.m. Keynote Address: The Future of America’s Defense Spending
Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
12:30 – 12:40 p.m. A Veteran’s View from the Senate
United States Senator Lindsey Graham, [R-SC], Senate Armed Services Committee
12:40 – 12:55 p.m. Panel Statements:
Congressman Tim Griffin, 2nd District of Arkansas
Russell Rumbaugh, Dir. of Budgeting for Foreign Affairs & Defense, Stimson Center
Steve Bucci, Senior Defense & Homeland Security Fellow at The Heritage Foundation
12:55 – 1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Moderated by: William Kristol
Panelists: Congressman Tim Griffin, Michael O’Hanlon, Pete Hegseth,
Russell Rumbaugh & Steve Bucci
1:30 – 1:40 p.m. Where Do We Go From Here?
United States Senator Kelly Ayotte [R-NH], Senate Armed Services Committee
1:40 – 1:55 p.m. Q &A
1:55pm – 2:00 p.m. Adjournment, following Closing Remarks
When & Where
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.
Learn more at www.ConcernedVeteransForAmerica.org