National Guard Spending Cuts

Paul McHale and Steven Blum talked about the impact of sequestration on the National Guard. Sequestration refers to across-the-board… read more

Paul McHale and Steven Blum talked about the impact of sequestration on the National Guard. Sequestration refers to across-the-board budget cuts agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and that take effect in January 2013 if Congress cannot agree on a budget. Both panelists agreed that sequestration would do great damage to the National Guard, in particular as the the guard’s role has evolved since the 1970's to include natural disaster response. The program includes questions from audience members. close

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  • H. Steven Blum Lieutenant General National Guard Bureau
  • Steven P. Bucci Senior Research Fellow Heritage Foundation->Defense and Homeland Security
  • Paul McHale Assistant Secretary (Former) Department of Defense->Homeland Security
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National Guard Spending Cuts

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Program ID:
307591-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 15, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2012

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  • Aug 15, 2012 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 15, 2012 | 9:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2012 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 16, 2012 | 2:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2012 | 2:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2012 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 19, 2012 | 1:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 2012 | 2:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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