The Future of Defense Spending: Strategic Choices and Hard Tradeoffs

Please join the Reagan Institute and CSBA on Tuesday, April 13th at 9:00 – 10:30 am ET for “The Future of Defense Spending: Strategic Choices and Hard Tradeoffs” with Chairman Adam Smith.
This virtual event will feature remarks from Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and a panel discussion featuring Gen. Hawk Carlisle, USA (Ret.), President & CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, and Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, moderated by Dr. Thomas Mahnken, President & CEO of the Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Chairman Smith will outline his priorities for the committee, particularly those related to the defense budget.
Following his keynote remarks, Chairman Smith will participate in a moderated discussion with Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim. For the second half of the event, Dr. Mahnken will moderate a conversation with Chairman Smith, Mackenzie Eaglen, and Gen. Carlisle focused on the findings of the recent CSBA-Reagan Institute report, America’s Strategic Choices: Defense Spending in a Post-COVID-19 World.


About the Reagan Foundation and Institute: 

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the nonprofit organization created by President Reagan himself and specifically charged by him with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles -individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Discovery Center, as well as the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s work in Washington, D.C. The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady. 


About the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments:

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) is an independent, nonpartisan policy research institute established to promote innovative thinking and debate about national security strategy and investment options. CSBA’s assessments focus on key questions related to existing and emerging threats to U.S. national security, and its goal is to enable policymakers to make informed decisions on matters of strategy, security policy, and resource allocation.
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