Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have agreed to participate in a live primetime forum to discuss Commander-in-Chief issues issues on September 7, simulcast by NBC and MSNBC, but hosted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
This is not a debate; the candidates will appear back to back during the one-hour event. They will take questions on national security, military affairs and veterans issues, from NBC News and an audience comprised mainly of military veterans and active service members.
IAVA founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff said that on the “cusp” of the 9/11 attacks, New York was the fitting stage for this event, which he said would “give voice to American veterans and service members that are all too often shut out of our political debate” which is somewhat surprising, given that veterans have been a big topic of conversation this election cycle.
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