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The Importance of Maintaining a Strong Defense

Recorded on October 5, 2011

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As the Super Committee—tasked by Congress to find at least $1.5 trillion in savings from the federal budget—continues it’s work, many are worried about the implications their actions (or inactions) may have for our national security.

With these issues in mind, Heritage traveled to New York City on the eve of the United Nation’s General Assembly to attend the first ever Concordia Summit on global extremism

We sat down with Frances Fragos Townsend, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and former New Jersey Governor and 9/11 Comission Chairman Thomas Kean to discuss the national security threats we face and the concerns they have for our national defense in light of these looming cuts in defense.

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