Defense Reform Consensus

The Left and the Right Agree It Is Past Time to Act

Modernizing and streamlining reforms are required regardless of the size of the defense budget. The question should not be “why?” but “how?”.

Please join a bipartisan group of D.C.’s leading national security scholars and members of Congress as they discuss necessary and overdue structural defense reforms, including military compensation, infrastructure reduction, and the size and makeup of the Pentagon’s civilian workforce. This diverse and bipartisan group agrees on these common-sense fixes to long-term challenges at the U.S. Department of Defense; problems that, if unresolved, will threaten U.S. national security.

Remarks:
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman, House Committee on Armed Services
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member, House Committee on Armed Services
Sen. Angus King (I-ME), Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Member, House Committee on Armed Services

Panelists:
Phillip Carter, Center for a New American Security
Ryan Crotty, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Janine Davidson, Council on Foreign Relations
Mackenzie Eaglen, American Enterprise Institute
Todd Harrison, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress
Mieke Eoyang, Third Way
Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution

Additional information

Breakfast will be served.