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Upgrading the Military

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Upgrading the Military

Upgrading the Military

Upgrading the Military

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: IVAN ELAND *Director of Defense Policy Studies at the CATO Institute MICHAEL O'HANLON *Senior Fellow in Foreign Studies Program, the Brookings Institute *Adjunct Professor, Columbia's School of Public and International Affairs *Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. BILL LYNN *Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) at Pentagon Many analysts agree we need to upgrade the military, but that's the closest to consensus you'll find on the issue. Recent sniping in congress over funding for the F-22 fighter is only the latest in a series of battles involving the distribution of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. Should a reasonable cap be placed on spending? Is it justifiable to maintain and/or increase our level of expenditure? Join Ray Suarez and guests for look at the challenges and the politics of upgrading the U.S. military.