Past Event / November 12, 2010

Newt Gingrich on Putting Smart Power to Work

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke recently at a USGLC Putting Smart Power to Work event in Washington about the importance of a strong and effective International Affairs Budget and making the case to Congress for a more balanced approach to foreign policy. He spoke very candidly about the need for the State Department and the Pentagon to present a national security budget jointly and reinforced the need for strong metrics in measuring smart power. He also discussed the economic importance of American engagement in the world.

Click here for the full transcript.

Short video clips from his speech:

Why Engage? (1:30) How to Make a Better, Safer World (2:08)
Investing in Human Development (2:00) Full Program
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