1. Cutting the Pentagon's Budget is a Gift to Our Enemies- Intelligence Squared

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    Political gridlock in Washington triggered across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, in March. As a result, the Pentagon was given six months to eliminate $41 billion from the current year's budget, and unlike past cuts, this time everything is on the table. In 2011, America spent $711 billion dollars on its defense—more than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. But the burdens it shoulders, both at home and abroad, are unprecedented. Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to overhaul the armed forces, or will its impact damage military readiness and endanger national security? For: Thomas Donnelly For: Andrew Krepinevich Against: Benjamin Friedman Against: Kore Schake Like on us Facebook: http://bit.ly/IQ2onFacebook Tweet at us: http://bit.ly/IQ2Twitter Subscribe to us: http://bit.ly/IQ2onYouTube

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