Pentagon http://redriverradio.org en Intelligence Squared US: Cutting the Pentagon's budget is a gift to our enemies http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-cutting-pentagons-budget-gift-our-enemies <p><strong>Airs Sunday, August 25 at 6 p.m.</strong> Political gridlock in Washington triggered across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, in March. As a result, the Pentagon was given six months to eliminate $41 billion from the current year’s budget, and unlike past cuts, this time everything is on the table. In 2011, America spent $711 billion dollars on its defense—more than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. But the burdens it shoulders, both at home and abroad, are unprecedented. Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to overhaul the armed forces, or will its impact damage military readiness and endanger national security? Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 32230 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: Cutting the Pentagon's budget is a gift to our enemies History Matters: On the origins of terrorism http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-origins-terrorism <p>On this 9/11 anniversary, commentator Gary Joiner explores the historical roots of terroristic activity.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:18:04 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 16980 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: On the origins of terrorism