"Defending America on a Budget -
For the first time in decades, the U.S. is tightening its belt on defense spending. While traditional threats like nuclear and great power conflicts do remain, the post-9/11 challenges of terrorism and counterinsurgency have led to a paradigm shift in the way we think about our national security. Emerging threats like cybersecurity and biowarfare also require new thinking. Do 21st century challenges now pose a greater threat to U.S. national security than traditional threats like nuclear war, naval supremacy and the ability to fight ground wars? Defense in an age of economic uncertainty.
Lee McMinn, a NROTC commissioned graduate of the Univ. of Texas, spent most of his 22 year career in North Carolina and on deployments to Vietnam, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Okinawa where he flew helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. He attended the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, and has earned two Masters Degrees: one in Human Resources, and another in Counseling and Personnel Services.
This is the second in a series of six weekly lectures (in February and March) in the Great Decisions Series hosted nationally by the Foreign Policy Association and sponsored locally by WNC WAC.
WAC members and UNCA student admitted free. $8.00 all others
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