Ray Locker, USA Today National Security Editor
Topic: A look at how the process known as sequestration will affect the defense & military budget. Sequestration calls for a series of automatic, across-the-board cuts to government agencies, totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years. The cuts would be split 50-50 between defense and domestic discretionary spending.
Christopher Anders, American Civil Liberties Union Senior Legislative Counsel and John Bellinger, Former Legal Adviser to National Security, Council - Bush Administration, 2001-05
Topic: President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, was asked repeatedly during his confirmation hearing Thursday about the CIA & military’s “targeted killing” program using lethal force to kill alleged enemies of the state.
Judith Lichtman, Nat’l Partnership for Women & Families Senior Adviser
Topic: This week marked the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Guest will discuss her organization’s role in crafting the law, what it offers to employees who are eligible for it, and ways it could be expanded upon, such as the inclusion of paid sick days for employees.