Expert: ‘Defense Rebuild’ Not Going to Happen

June 22, 2017

Editors Note: We would like to thank the Union Leader for covering our 2017 NHAD Networking event and publishing this great piece on our keynote speaker, Roger Zakheim, on June 19, 2017.


BEDFORD — A national security expert told New Hampshire business leaders last week that the President’s proposed defense budget will not modernize the military to prepare it for future challenges.

“I am throwing water on this concept that the President of the United States, well intended as he may be, will not realize something called the ‘defense rebuild,’” said Roger Zakheim, former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Defense.

“If you are nostalgic about what President (Ronald) Reagan was able to accomplish back when he was rebuilding the military after the Carter years, don’t hold your breath,” Zakheim said. “And we can get into the why and who is to blame, but it is not going to happen.”


To read the rest of Union Leader’s piece on Roger Zakheim you can find the article here.


Union Leader Article