Robert Levinson, Bloomberg Government Senior Defense Analyst
Topic: A look at how the process known as sequestration could affect the nation’s defense budget and national security policy. Sequestration is the term used to describe the automatic budget cuts totaling about $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years – including about $500 billion in defense spending -- that would be triggered in early January, 2013. The sequestration cuts were agreed to as part of last year’s debt ceiling agreement that resulted in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts will go into effect barring any change in legislation.
Gordon Adams, Former White House Associate Budget Director for National Security, 1993-97, and American University School of Int’l Service U.S. Foreign Policy Professor and Dan Goure, Lexington Institute Vice President
Topic: A look at how the process known as sequestration could affect the nation’s defense budget and national security policy.