The Deficit and the Defense Budget: How Much Is Enough
Dr. Lawrence J. Korb
There is a general consensus that the defense budget must be a player in deficit reductions. DOD is currently planning for cuts of $487 billion over a ten year period. An additional $500 billion in cuts are looming at year’s end if sequestration or the Budget Control Act kicks in as the result of the so called Super Committee’s failure to agree on future cuts and revenues. This raises the perennial question of “How Much is Enough”? The real question and starting point should be how much is enough to do what? Strategy, not budgets should be the starting point for an informed debate. To help us sort through these complex issues we are fortunate to have Dr. Larry Korb.
Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He is also a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Center for American Progress he was a senior fellow and director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: Social Hour 5:30 – Announcements & Dinner 6:15 – Speaker and Discussion 7:00
Location: Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive