Defense Spending and National Security

Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget… read more

Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and decreased military readiness. He talked about how the national debt has also impacted the nation’s security. He outlined three goals to accommodate funding decreases: strategy, more efficient use of funds, and more stability in budget size and process. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Following Mr.Hale, panelists talked about topics including cybersecurity, U.S.-China relations, and European allies, before answering questions from audience members. 

“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts had been delayed until March 2013. close

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

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Program ID:
310232-1
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 7, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 13, 2013

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  • Jan 07, 2013 | 9:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 07, 2013 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 07, 2013 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 07, 2013 | 8:28pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 08, 2013 | 12:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 08, 2013 | 4:31am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 13, 2013 | 2:08am EST | C-SPAN 1
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