What Comes Next: America's Foreign Policy Challenges in 2013
Tuesday, January 29 - 6 PM
"How Much for Defense? National Security & Foreign Policy on a Budget"
Featuring Lawrence Korb
Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress; Senior Adviser to the Center for Defense Information; former Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York
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As the U.S. begins to emerge from more than a decade of war, policymakers have begun to focus on a debate over how best to address the security threats of the 21st Century. Over the past decade, the Pentagon has received an unprecedented increase in its budget, bringing it to the highest levels since World War II. Meanwhile, as the nation struggles with a mounting debt, non-military components of foreign policy such as diplomacy and international economic development have seen dramatic cutbacks.
At a time when the greatest threats to the country include nuclear proliferation, cyber-attacks, and mass casualty terrorism, what balance should be struck between traditional military forces and new technologies and strategies? What role should diplomacy, economic assistance, and other elements of our foreign policy tool kit play in addressing and preventing our most urgent national security challenges? What role should our allies play in this new security environment? And what do the answers to these and other related questions tell us about how much to spend for defense, and for what purposes?
As President Eisenhower noted in his farewell address over 50 years ago, the key to forging an effective national security policy is "an alert and knowledgeable citizenry." Toward that end, Lawrence Korb will address these issues and more on January 29.
A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Center for International Policy
Third Floor Auditorium, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester NH 03101
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Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's history & humanities programs
ABOUT LAWRENCE KORB:
Lawrence Korb is a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress and an expert on federal budget, national security and the military. He is also a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Center for American Progress he was a senior fellow and director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, director of defense studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and served as assistant secretary of defense from 1981-1985.