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Free Debate: Cutting the Pentagon's Budget Is a Gift To Our Enemies

Presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

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CUTTING THE PENTAGON'S BUDGET IS A GIFT TO OUR ENEMIES 

 

Please join us for an evening of debate presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates and The McCain Institute for International Leadership.  Tickets to this unique evening are free and must be reserved in advance.

DATE:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

TIME:
Reception: 4:30-5:15 P.M.
Debate: 5:30-7:00 P.M.


ABOUT:
Moderated by veteran ABC news correspondent John Donvan, alongisde two dynamic teams of debaters, Intelligence Squared U.S. and The McCain Institute present the motion:

CUTTING THE PENTAGON'S BUDGET IS A GIFT TO OUR ENEMIES 

For The Motion:
Thomas Donnelly, Co-Director, Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, AEI
Andrew Krepinevich, President, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Against The Motion:
Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Political gridlock in Washington triggered across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, in March. As a result, the Pentagon has six months to eliminate $41 billion from the current year’s budget, and unlike past cuts, this time everything is on the table. In 2011, America spent $711 billion dollars on its defense—more than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. But the burdens it shoulders, both at home and abroad, are unprecedented. Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to overhaul the armed forces, or will its impact damage military readiness and endanger national security?

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The Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Presented by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates, broadcast nationally on NPR and PBS.  Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented more than 70 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics from the financial crisis to the Middle East and the death of mainstream media. Join the debate at www.iq2us.org.

 

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