Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mackenzie Eaglen and William D. Hartung join host James M. Lindsay to discuss defense spending.

January 14, 2020 — 44:24 min
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Host

James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair Full Bio

Episode Guests

Mackenzie Eaglen

Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

William D. Hartung

Director of the Arms and Security Project, Center for International Policy

Show Notes

In this special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with several experts with different views on how the United States should handle its foreign policy challenges. This week, he discusses defense spending with Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and William D. Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.

 

Read Lindsay’s takeaways from their conversation and find further readings on his blog, The Water’s Edge.

 

The special Election 2020 episodes of The President’s Inbox are made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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