Defense Spending and the Deficit

Army National Guard soldiers from Vermont, 186th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Avalanche, prepare for a convoy operation with a pre-combat inspection before departure to Combat Outpost Zormat from Forward Operating Base Lightning near Gardez district of Paktya province, Afghanistan, 2010 - U.S. Army Sgt Tony Knouf, 304th Public Affairs Detachment, for the National Guard via Flickr

Army National Guard soldiers from Vermont, 186th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Avalanche, prepare for a convoy operation with a pre-combat inspection before departure to Combat Outpost Zormat from Forward Operating Base Lightning near Gardez district of Paktya province, Afghanistan, 2010

U.S. Army Sgt Tony Knouf, 304th Public Affairs Detachment, for the National Guard via Flickr

Defense Spending and the Deficit

The cost of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq now tops $1 trillion, and the nation’s debt tops thirteen trillion: New pressures to rein in the Pentagon’s budget and implications for national security.

The cost of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq now tops $1 trillion, and the nation’s debt tops thirteen trillion: New pressures to rein in the Pentagon’s budget and implications for national security.

Guests

James Kitfield

senior correspondent, National Journal magazine.

Gordon Adams

professor, School of International Service, American University
fellow,the Stimson Center,
regular blogger, Capital Gains and Games.

Kori Schake

research fellow, the Hoover Institution
associate professor of international security studies, at the United States Military Academy, West Point

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