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The Supercommittee and Defense

10:28 AM, Sep 7, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The American Enterprise Institute, the Foreign Policy Initiative, and the Heritage Foundation are holding an event on Capitol Hill tomorrow called "Defense Spending and the Super Committee." The all star lineup includes the boss, Tom Donnelly, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Jon Kyl, and Rep. Allen West: 

About This Event

With the deficit-reduction “Super Committee” deliberations approaching, and the prospect of deeper and more damaging cuts to defense spending in sight, Defending Defense brings together Senators Lindsey Graham, Jon Kyl* and Kelly Ayotte and Representatives Randy Forbes, Duncan Hunter and  Allen West for a discussion of U.S. defense spending and America’s global commitments. Defending Defense is a joint initiative of AEI, the Heritage Foundation and the Foreign Policy Initiative to promote a sound understanding of the U.S. defense budget and the resource requirements necessary to sustain America’s preeminent military position in a dangerous world.

12:30 PM

Introduction and Remarks:
Thomas Donnelly, American Enterprise Institute
Mackenzie Eaglen, The Heritage Foundation
William Kristol, The Weekly Standard and the Foreign Policy Initiative

Speakers:
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), United States Senate
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), United States Senate
Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), United States Senate*
Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), United States House of Representatives
Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA), United States House of Representatives
Representative Allen West (R-FL), United States House of Representatives

Before going, check out Tom Donnelly's article on the F-35, "Save the Lightning." RSVP here.

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