05: Brian on drawdown and life after the Marines

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During President Obama’s second term, the military was scaled back.  Brian talks about being impacted by the drawdown and what life is like after serving twelve and a half years in the Marines.


Additional resources

Center for Strategic & International Studies, “What Has the Budget Control Act of 2011 Meant for Defense?”

The Washington Post, “Obama announces new, leaner military approach”
The New York Times, “Is It Wise to Cut Military Spending?”

PBS News Hour, “Fact-checking GOP candidate claims on Obama’s military spending”
PoliFact, “PolitiFact Sheet: Military spending under Obama and Congress”

The Washington Post, “U.S. military budget inches closer to $1 trillion mark, as concerns over federal deficit grow”