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Gordon Adams on The Diane Rehm Show September 14, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Cutler in Analysis.

Today’s Diane Rehm Show on NPR featured Gordon Adams, along with James Kitfield and Kori Schake, to discuss the nation’s debt, the pressures on the Pentagon to rein in defense spending, and the implications of the two on national security.

Dr. Adams emphasized the Pentagon’s account is one of the budgetary “big four” for the federal government, comparable in size to social security, means-tested entitlements, and non-defense discretionary spending. Each must be on the table in order to control federal debt.  Now is the right time to impose that discipline as U.S. forces withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan. The full broadcast is accessible below.



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