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Release No: 035-09
April 29, 2009

Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Fact Sheet Available

The 2010 QDR Terms of Reference fact sheet is now available on Defense Link.


                The QDR, which is conducted every four years, is one of the principal means by which the tenets of the National Defense Strategy are translated into potential new policies, capabilities and initiatives. The purpose of the QDR is to assess the threats and challenges the nation faces, as well as to balance the department’s strategies, capabilities and forces to address today’s conflicts and tomorrow’s threats.


                The QDR is a legislatively-mandated (USC 10, Sec. 118 (a)) review of DoD strategy and priorities. Previous QDRs were conducted in 1997, 2001, and 2006.



The fact sheet is available at: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/d20090429qdr.pdf .

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