An expert panel on American security and defense discuss the future of America's defense spending.
Moderator: William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard
Pete Hegseth, CEO, Concerned Veterans for America & Iraq/Afghanistan Veteran
Congressman Tim Griffin, 2nd District of Arkansas
Russell Rumbaugh, Dir. of Budgeting for Foreign Affairs & Defense, Stimson Center
Steve Bucci, Senior Defense & Homeland Security Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
About this conference
Sponsored by Concerned Veterans for America, "DEFEND & REFORM: The Future of America's Defense Spending" will diagnose defense spending challenges and offer practical solutions. Speakers will include: Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution, Pete Hegseth, Concerned Veterans for America, Russell Rumbaugh, Stimson Center, and more.
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We are veterans. We are the family members of those who proudly wore the uniform. We come from every branch of uniformed service, with service histories stretching from World War II to the War on Terror. We come from all walks of life and live in every community across the United States.
There is a strong belief that the freedoms we have defended – that our friends and loved ones suffered and died for – are threatened by the irresponsibility, broken promises, and misguided priorities in Washington. We contend that veterans, service-members, and their families are, and will continue to be, disproportionately affected by the current economic crises. We must rally to continue fighting as active citizens, just as we fought as soldiers.
Throughout our years of service, through many deployments around the world, we have seen firsthand what happens when freedom and free markets are interfered with and fail. After our service, we have watched our elected leaders fail to rise to the tests they face. We are committed to the historical promise of our nation, which is that all Americans have an equal opportunity to pursue prosperity. We affirm this commitment by working to return to the tradition of limited, effective government and disciplined administration through which this nation has weathered many past storms, so that those men and women who have given the most in service to the nation will not be denied their chance to enjoy that prosperity . We believe that it is our duty to stand as active citizens in defense of the freedoms that create that opportunity for prosperity, and to lead our fellow veterans in this new mission.