Mackenzie Eaglen has worked on defense issues in the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate, and at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Joint Staff. She specializes in defense strategy, budget, military readiness and the defense industrial base. In 2010, Ms. Eaglen served as a staff member of the congressionally mandated Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel, a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission established to assess the Pentagon's major defense strategy. A prolific writer on defense related issues, she has also testified before Congress.
This chartbook from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) examines how spending on the all-volunteer force has changed over time. With near-sequestration levels of defense spending likely for the foreseeable future, policymakers face tough budgetary and strategic choices regarding military personnel compensation, force structure, and readiness.
How will the Marine Corps balance competing priorities in capacity, capability, recruiting, and retention and readiness as it becomes increasingly likely that near-sequestration-level budgets are here to stay? Please join the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies and General Amos for a conversation on these questions and more.
We owe America’s servicemembers much, but this weekend in particular, we owe them the courtesy of doing all we can to give them the tools they need to not only prevail in conflict quickly but also to prevent wars before they start.