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Jennifer Harris, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

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Jennifer Harris

How much are we getting for our military spending...and more to the point, what are we losing?

Pentagon and related budgets will account for more than half of all federal discretionary spending--almost $600 billion in 2015. That's roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined--while non-defense related spending continues to shrink. How much are we getting for those billions? And more to the point, what are we losing? Jennifer Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to Hillary Clinton during her tenure in the State Dept-- has co-authored a book called "War by Other Means. Geoeconomics and Statecraft" proposing new prescriptions for how the government spends our money.

Lauren Schiller is the host and creator ofInflection Point, a podcast and nationally syndicated public radio show about how women rise up. Launched in 2015, and produced in partnership with KALW and PRX, Inflection Point was one of the first radio shows and podcasts in the country to exclusively feature conversations with women about how they build power and lead change. In 2008, Lauren co-created and co-hosted “The Lady Brain Show”, one of the first ever female-led podcasts. Lauren is an award-winning producer, was the Executive Producer of Audio for Salon Media, where she is a regular contributor, and has been a guest host for “The Conversation” on BBC World Service. Lauren is also a speaker and moderator at live events including INFORUM, The Commonwealth Club, Bay Area Book Festival, JCCSF, and Cal Performances