October 11, 2011

Transcript - Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) held a conference on its newly released report, Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity, on October 7, 2011. Hard Choices offers four illustrative scenarios for potential defense budget reductions, and tries to identify the best possible ways to cut military force structure, end strength, procurement and overhead to reach different potential targets for savings. 

The event featured a candid discussion with Hard Choices report authors LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.)Dr. Nora Bensahel and Travis Sharp along with leading defense and budget experts Gordon Adams, Professor of international relations at American University's School of International Service and Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center, andTom Donnelly, Resident Fellow and Director of the Center for Defense Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. 

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