October 25, 2014

Cuts in U.S., European defense spending stir fears

Featuring Michèle Flournoy

Source: Columbus Dispatch

With Russia asserting itself in Ukraine and the Baltic States and the U.S. and its allies embroiled in conflict against Islamic State militants, there is mounting concern among defense analysts that the U.S. and western Europe should not continue to reduce defense spending. 

Unless President Barack Obama and Congress abruptly reverse course, the U.S. defense budget is scheduled to absorb automatic reductions, known as the sequester, of nearly $500 billion from what the Pentagon had planned to spend during the next decade. 

Read the full article at Columbus Dispatch.

  • Michèle Flournoy

    Chief Executive Officer, CNAS

    Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from Febr...