The National Security Roundtable

cordially invites its MEMBERS to a Cocktail Reception & Panel Discussion with

Lt. General (ret) David A. Deptula, U.S. Air Force

Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance
& Reconnaissance, Headquarters Air Force

Colonel (ret) Kerry Kachejian, U.S. Army

Decorated Army veteran; Engineer; Involved in
Reconstruction Operations in Iraq & Afghanistan

Colonel (ret) Dr. Steven Bucci, U.S. Army

Former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer;
Former Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense; and
Director, Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation

"America At Risk: Is U.S. Military On Path To Becoming Hollow Force?"

Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Harmonie Club
4 East 60th Street
New York, NY

As threats against the U.S. and its allies continue to grow in size, scope & nature, so do readiness problems across the various military services. Ten years of war, and major wear & tear on military equipment has left the U.S. military in dire need of modernization. And three rounds of defense cuts since 2009, including today’s sequester, are exacerbating the situation.

The U.S. military is the most trained, professional, and powerful fighting force in the world, but signs are it is on the path to becoming a "hollow" force, i.e., a force that lacks sufficient capabilities to field trained and ready forces, conduct current missions, meet security commitments, and prepare for future threats. A military lacking in these things is a military that cannot provide for the common defense.

Our distinguished guest panelists will discuss what a hollow force means for U.S. national security and what, if anything, can be done to prevent it.