REFLECTING 21st CENTURY PRIORITIES WITHIN THE PENTAGON
Ensuring greater national security by lowering the national debt & reshaping the Pentagon
Colorado Springs, CO/Washington DC – December 5, 2012 – News Release – Colorado Senator-elect Nancy Todd and Col. William Hauser (ret. US Army) will provide comment on the dangers of sequestration to Coloradans, priorities in decreasing the national debt and ways to reshape the Pentagon to meet 21st national security threats this Thursday at Colorado College.
The United States will face a fiscal cliff at the end of the year. Achieving a balanced solution is the only way to avert fiscal calamity and ensure America’s budget reflects our national priorities.
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen said, “I believe the single, biggest threat to our national security is our debt, so I also believe we have every responsibility to help eliminate that threat.”
Senator-elect Todd, the former ranking member of the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and the Education Committee, and Colorado state director of the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) of Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), will comment on the real-life reality that Colorado’s families and veterans will face if a balanced solution is not found.
In the face of a changing 21st security, expensive and outdated Pentagon programs geared toward a Cold War-era foe are no longer usefully and continue to balloon the national debt while failing to enhance security.
Col. Hauser will tackle the nuts-and-bolts of how to reshape Pentagon spending to reflect national security objectives for the 21st century while providing insights from his 25-year military career and extensive business experience. Hauser is a 25-year Army veteran, former leader on developing security threats and arms control and former Director of Executive Development at Pfizer Inc.
The event is open to the public and free; members of the press interested in speaking with Col. Hauser should contact Jim Lewis at The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation to schedule an interview.
WHEN: Thursday, December 6th at 7:00PM
WHERE: Gates Common Room, the Palmer Building of Colorado College
The Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation is a Washington-based non-profit think tank working to effectively reduce the number of nuclear weapons stockpiled across the globe, increase international nonproliferation programs targeted at preventing the further proliferation of nuclear weapons and potential for nuclear terrorism, prioritize U.S. military spending to address 21st century security threats and halt the proliferation of biological and chemical weapons. www.armscontrolcenter.org
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs. WAND was founded in 1982, and consists of a 501-C3 WAND Education Fund, a 501-C4 WAND Inc. Action Center for members and chapters, WAND Political Action Committee, and the Women Legislator’s Lobby (WiLL) program. WAND is a recognized United Nations NGO. For more information, please visit www.wand.org.
The Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) is a national, non-partisan network of women state legislators who work together to influence federal policy and budget priorities. In 2003, we founded Trailblazers, a network of former legislators whose contacts and influence continue to have an impact on national priorities and foreign policy issues. For more information, please visit www.willwand.org.