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Sep 20

The Dire Effects of Sequestration and A Middle East In Chaos- Implications for Congress

In light of recent aggressive acts in the Middle East, it is clear that the world remains a very dangerous place with new, emerging threats. Furthermore, the Office of Management and Budget has just released its report on the effect of sequestration cuts on our military, confirming fears that the Department of Defense will suffer severe across the board funding reductions. These cuts will jeopardize modernization for the Armed Services, who are already on the verge of a readiness crisis. Congress should act to make sure that our military is prepared to deal with possible threats like we see rising in the Middle East.

Join us for an important discussion of what sequestration cuts mean for our military and how they will affect our ability to protect our allies and interests in the Middle East.

More About the Speakers

Peter Brookes
Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs and Chung Ju-Yung Fellow for Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Robert Zarate
Policy Director, The Foreign Policy Initiative

Mackenzie Eaglen
Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute

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Michael Franc Michael Franc

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