National Security and the 2012 Election

National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign… read more

National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent events in the Middle East, troop levels in Afghanistan, and the tension between Iran and Israel. Also discussed were the automatic federal spending cuts, including $500 billion in defense cuts over a decade, if sequestration would be triggered in January 2013 by Congress not passing $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. 

This surrogate debate, “Election 2012: The National Security Agenda Debate,” was moderated by representatives of the three sponsoring organizations. The campaign representatives also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Willard InterContinental Hotel Grand Ballroom. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Bergen, Peter L. Director New America Foundation->National Security Program
  • Donnelly, Thomas Director American Enterprise Institute->Center for Defense Studies
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Program ID:
308728-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 11, 2012
Last Aired:
Oct 17, 2012

Airing Details

  • Oct 11, 2012 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 12, 2012 | 2:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 15, 2012 | 4:26am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 15, 2012 | 6:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2012 | 11:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2012 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2012 | 5:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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