LIVE STREAM: Defense Priorities for a New Decade

Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus, Boston University; Christine Wormuth, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Moderated by Peter Spiegel.

Defense Priorities for a New Decade

The United States military remains the most powerful in the world at a time when the nation’s global ambitions, influence, and commitment to alliances appear to be waning. Rival powers are growing in confidence and capabilities, while security threats evolve. Facing this uncertain global outlook, where should the US prioritize defense spending and the deployment of troops and other military assets?

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10:30am CDT
Program begins (30 minutes)

11:00am CDT 
Audience Q&A (15 minutes)  

11:15am CDT

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