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May 28

100 Years Later: The U.S. Still Needs to Provide for the Common Defense

A Protect America Month Program 

America’s armed forces are under stress and at risk. Sequestration and the Administration’s budget cuts threaten to undermine America’s capability to win wars and prepare for future conflicts. They also are taking away predictability with regard to planning for unexpected contingencies in the future. This year’s Centennial marking the start of World War I is a powerful reminder of just how important U.S. leadership in the world is. The United States needs military capabilities to exercise this leadership and to fulfill the federal government’s obligation to “provide for the common defense.” 

Join us as our speakers focus on these important issues and discuss how the preservation of peace and liberty requires a sustained and vigorous U.S. national foreign and security policy. 

The Heritage Foundation’s annual Protect America Month features speeches by national leaders, special publications as well as other events addressing the vital issue of protecting America in an increasingly challenging world.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Remarks by

The Honorable Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Vice Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

Followed by a Discussion with
Robert Zarate
Policy Director, Foreign Policy Initiative

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Dakota Wood Dakota Wood

Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs Read More