DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
The leaders of the Pentagon today cannot afford to be merely expert military strategists and prescient forecasters of future security threats. In this age of austerity, they must also be skilled at stretching every dollar to the maximum to ensure that America remains the preeminent world power. The Department of Defense's “COO” Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, will discuss the challenge of maintaining America's place in an ever more complicated world, while dealing with an unprecedented budget crisis with The New York Times’ Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger.