GREAT DECISIONS IN FOREIGN POLICY

Program Details
Air Time: 
04/28/2015 - 5:30am - 5:59am
Program Title: 
SACRED COW: DEFENDING AMERICA ON A BUDGE
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/
PSIP Description: 
A look at how the US is tightening its belt on defense spending in an age of economic uncertainty.
Long Description: 
For the first time in decades, the U.S. is tightening its belt on defense spending. While traditional threats like nuclear and great power conflicts do remain. The post 9/11 challenges of terrorism and counterinsurgency have led to a paradigm shift in the way we think about our national security. Emerging threats like cybersecurity and biowarfare also require new thinking. Do 21st century challenges now pose a greater threat to U.S. national security than traditional threats like nuclear war, naval supremacy and ability to fight ground wars? Defense in an age of economic uncertainty.