2011 Plenary 6: But, Can We Afford It? Smart Security in the Age of Less

With countries around the world slashing defense budgets—panelists were asked for their perspectives on the meaning of “smart security.” Can democratic nations follow in the footsteps of NATO’s successfully coordinated campaign in Libya, avoid duplication in defense spending, and work together to meet common challenges?

Panelists spoke to military budget items most likely up for cutting, and whether or not a more concerted approach could help countries meet increasingly complex security challenges on a tighter budget.