October 23, 2014

Experts call for national debate on U.S. military priorities

Featuring Michèle Flournoy

Source: Business Insider

Journalist Merrill D’Arezzo

A prestigious defense review panel has warned that the U.S. government must “sound an alarm” to build public support among the American people for increased defense spending.

“We saw a train wreck coming when we looked at the growth of the threats around the world,” said panel member Eric Edelman, a former ambassador to Turkey and Finland and a former undersecretary of defense for policy.

“There’s this huge disconnect between where we see the world going with the U.S. military and what our policy is,” said panelist Michele Flournoy, another former undersecretary of defense for policy.

Read the full article at Navy Times.


  • Michèle Flournoy

    Chair, CNAS Board of Directors, Co-founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

    Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), w...