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America's Biggest Threat: The Consequences of Debt

8:05 AM, Jan 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a live video stream of an event co-hosted by the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and The Weekly Standard: America's Biggest Threat: The Consequences of Debt, featuring Admiral Mike Mullen
, 17th chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Bill Kristol, and Pete Hegseth.

Here's more on the event:

Three years ago, Admiral Mike Mullen — then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — made a statement that raised eyebrows in Washington. He boldly called America's national debt "the biggest threat we have to our national security." At that time, America's debt stood at $13.2 trillion. Since that statement, the debt has grown an additional $5 trillion and today sits at $17.2 trillion; making Admiral Mullen's statement even more true today.

As evidenced by the recent two-year budget deal, Washington continues to kick the can down the road when it comes to debt reduction. The national debt continues to grow, and with it, the economic and security threats. What are the full-spectrum consequences of America's spending addition? What can be done to address the mounting debt? Who must take the lead in tackling it? And will America be able to maintain the greatest military in the world if the debt continues to grow?

On Tuesday, January 21st, Admiral Mike Mullen will join Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and The Weekly Standard to discuss the security threat of our mounting national debt and what can be done about it. Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, and Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, will lead a discussion with Admiral Mullen that promises to be insightful.

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