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Guest Host: Steve Roberts
A panel talks about how the U.S. military is meeting the military demands of the 21st century in terms of attracting and retaining quality personnel, maintaining the world’s premier fighting force on a budget, deploying to hotspots around the world on short notice, and other challenges.
- Lawrence Korb senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration.
- Jeffrey Ranney senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and co-author of "Averting the Defense Train Wreck in the New Millennium" (CSIS), and director of strategic planning and financial analysis at Management Support Technology, Inc.
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