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2011-2012 Rethinking Seminar Series

In the 2011-2012 Rethinking National Security Priorities and Investments in an Era of Declining Budgets Seminar Series, topics included:

  • The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and options for the future;
  • Where the DoD budget is likely headed and its impact on national security;
  • US security interests, alliances, relationships, collective security arrangements, and the US global security posture;
  • The balance between dealing with a peer competitor while simultaneously dealing with multiple, ideologically driven opponents;
  • Future force posture, and roles and missions

NOTE: The opinions expressed by the speakers listed below are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

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June 26, 2012
GEN James E. Cartwright, USMC (ret)
The Future DoD Budget / Trades That Could be Made

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May 9, 2012
Mr. Ajay Patel & RADM (ret) Ben Wachendorf
Anticipated Budget Cuts: Long-Term Outlook

Presentation  Notes  Audio (38 MB)  View Video   Download Video (767MB)

March 28, 2012
Dr. David Lai
Potential Future US-China Relations

Presentation  Notes  Audio (40MB)  View Video   Download Video (808MB)

March 8, 2012
Dr. Mary Habeck
Future of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in an Age of Limited Budgets

Notes  Audio (31MB)  View Video   Download Video (638MB)

February 15, 2012
Dr. Mark Lowenthal
Declining National Security Spending - Implications for Intelligence

Notes  Audio (38MB)  View Video   Download Video (643MB)

January 11, 2012
Dr. Lani Kass
DoD Budget Austerity and the New Strategic Guidance

Notes  Audio (38MB)  View Video     Download Video (406MB)

December 1, 2011
Mr. Max Boot
National Security in an Age of Austerity

Notes  Audio (35MB)  View Video     Download Video (273MB)

October 27, 2011
Dr. Gordon Adams
DoD Build Down in an Era of Declining Budgets

Notes  Audio (32MB)  View Video     Download Video (480MB)

September 21, 2011
Dr. Michael O’Hanlon
U.S. Involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan

Notes   Audio (22MB)  View Video     Download Video (417MB)

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