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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
The Weekly Standard
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