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ADVISORY: Creating a Sustainable and Affordable Defense Posture
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ADVISORY: Creating a Sustainable and Affordable Defense Posture

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a special presentation:

February 17, 2011, 9:30am – 10:30am

Admission is free.

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Introduction:

Ken Gude, Managing Director, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote address:

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee

President Barack Obama will soon release his fiscal year 2012 budget, including a request for $553 billion in baseline spending for the Department of Defense. This budget is part of a multiyear savings and efficiencies initiative proposed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, which will reduce projected Pentagon spending levels by $78 billion by 2016. Yet despite these proposed reductions, the new budget provides for real growth over last year’s defense request and continues the trend of funding outdated weapons programs that do not meet the strategic needs of the United States.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a keynote address by Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA4), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, on the newly released defense budget and the nation’s defense-spending priorities. Frank has been an outspoken proponent of sensible defense-spending reductions and last year convened the Sustainable Defense Task Force, an expert working group that included CAPAF Senior Fellow Lawrence Korb, and that proposed $960 billion in defense-spending reductions between 2011 and 2020.

February 17, 2011, 9:30am – 10:30am

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.

Center for American Progress Action Fund 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005 Map & Directions

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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