Will a Leaner Military Still be Superior?

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 (Bradley A. Lail)/U.S. Air Force)

Faced with orders to reduce spending by $450 billion over the next 10 years, the Department of Defense has come up with a new strategy for a smaller, more agile U.S. military. The strategy calls for a renewed focus on Asia and a move away from big expensive wars like Iraq and Afghanistan. Is this a good strategy going forward?


Tom Bowman, national desk reporter covering the Pentagon for NPR

James Carafano, deputy director for Homeland Security, Defense, and Military Affairs for the Heritage Foundation

John Arquilla, chairman of the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School and author of books including "Insurgents, Raiders and Bandits: How Masters of Irregular Warfare Have Shaped Our World"