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The Quadrennial Defense Review will assess the threats and challenges the nation faces and re-balance DoD's strategies, capabilities and forces to address today's conflicts and tomorrow's threats. The QDR is one of the principal means by which the tenets of the National Defense Strategy are translated into potentially new policies, capabilities and initiatives.

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Afghanistan, Iraq Drive Landmark Defense Review

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2009 - The Quadrennial Defense Review under way within the Defense Department will be unlike any other: the first to be driven by current wartime requirements, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn said. Story»

Admiral Cites Need to Prepare for All Threats

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2009 – Military commanders of the future should be proficient at managing high-tech communications networks and also should know how to wage conventional, irregular and hybrid warfare, a senior U.S. Navy officer said. Story»

General Cites Importance of Northeastern Asia

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2009 – Northeastern Asia is an area of vital national interest to the United States, and American troops stand ready to defend the region, the commander of combined and U.S. forces in Korea said. Story»

Vice Chairman Addresses Defense Program Reviews

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 25, 2009 – The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed relevance, adaptability and affordability as top concerns for programs ranging from nuclear weapons to satellites. Story»

Review Looks to Strike Balance Between Current, Future Needs

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2009 – As the nation fights two protracted wars and North Korea rattles off war-like rhetoric, officials working on the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review are striving to strike a balance between the needs of the current fight and preparing for future threats. Story»

Defense Department Prepares Quadrennial Defense Review

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009 – The congressionally mandated Quadrennial Defense Review is an opportunity for the defense secretary to articulate his vision, a Pentagon official says. Story»

Marine Corps Ready for Review’s Scrutiny, Commandant Says

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2009 – The Marine Corps is lean and built for a fight, including the scrutiny of the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review, the service's commandant said. Story»

Military Needs New Strategy for Present, Future Threats, General Says

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 12, 2009 – The U.S. military requires a new, grand strategy to address today’s complex security threats as well as tomorrow’s challenges. Story»

U.S. Needs ‘Pragmatic, Clear-Eyed’ Defense Strategy, Flournoy Says

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 – Defense Department officials should center strategy on smarter, more pragmatic engagement and closer cooperation with other U.S. government agencies and foreign allies, a top Pentagon official told a group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Story»

Pentagon Begins New Quadrennial Defense Review, Nuclear Posture Review

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2009 – Pentagon officials have kicked off the Defense Department’s 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review and Nuclear Posture Review processes to determine what they need to maintain U.S. national security now and in the coming years. Story»