This event was broadcast live on CSPAN.org.
As the Pentagon adapts to budget cuts, new strategic priorities, and continued fighting in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army must still look ahead in order to respond to future challenges. In wrestling with the transforming international security environment as well as new budget realities, the institution and its leadership must be ready to ask the right questions about what lies past the horizon and then develop responses that reflect its innovative and adaptive character.
On February 15, the 21st Century Defense Initiative at Brookings hosted General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, for an important discussion on the future of America’s Army.
Following his address, General Odierno took questions from the audience. Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon, director of research for Foreign Policy at Brookings, moderated the discussion.