Defense Transformation: Moving Forward or Stuck in the Past?

Half-Day Conference
April 23, 2003 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

A Cato Institute Conference featuring Baker Spring, Heritage Foundation; Winslow Wheeler, Center for Defense Information; Daniel Goure, Lexington Institute; and Dave McIntyre, ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, among others.

When the Bush administration came to Washington, its top officials promised an era of defense transformation. President Bush talked about skipping a generation of weapon systems. Secretary Rumsfeld succeeded in killing the Crusader artillery piece. But how far have we moved forward with defense transformation? And is the current defense budget transformational, or does it simply pay for current military capabilities? Please join experts for two timely discussions of these issues.