Accession Number : ADA430963


Title :   QDR 2001: Strategy-Driven Choices for America's Security


Descriptive Note : Book


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Flournoy, Michele A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a430963.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 423


Abstract : The 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) offers the opportunity to articulate a compelling defense strategy for protecting and advancing U.S. national interests and to develop a sound programmatic and budgetary blueprint to realize that strategy. This book contains the analysis of the working group's 15-month effort. Chapter 2, The Future Security Environment, 2001-2025: Toward a Consensus View, surveys the future security environment to identify the principal challenges and opportunities that should illuminate U.S. defense planning. Chapter 3, The Rise of Asymmetric Threats: Priorities for Defense Planning, argues that the unmatched power of the United States will lead future adversaries to use asymmetric strategies rather than to challenge the United States directly. Chapter 4, The Defense Budget: Meeting Growing Requirements with Constrained Resources, assesses not only projected budget trends but also recent trends within the defense budget that have contributed to the strategy-resources gap. Chapter 5, Defense Strategy Alternatives: Choosing Where to Place Emphasis and Where to Accept Risk, identifies the range of plausible defense strategy alternatives for the new administration. A means of translating strategy into force structure options is outlined in chapter 6, Sizing Conventional Forces: Criteria and Methodology. Chapter 7, Assessing Risk: Enabling Sound Defense Decisions, presents a comprehensive approach to risk assessment. The remaining chapters are as follows: Chapter 8, Identifying Force Structure Issues; Chapter 9, The Future of U.S. Overseas Presence; Chapter 10, Peacetime Operations: Reducing Friction; Chapter 11, Modernizing and Transforming U.S. Forces; Chapter 12, Strategic Nuclear Forces and National Missile Defense: Toward an Integrated Framework; and Chapter 13, Choosing among Strategy-Driven Integrated Paths: Setting the DoD Course. The final chapter summarizes the principal findings and recommendations.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *STRATEGY , *THREATS , *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , *DEFENSE PLANNING , *MILITARY BUDGETS , NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY) , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , POLICIES , DECISION MAKING , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , THREAT EVALUATION , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , TRANSFORMATIONS , OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , RISK ANALYSIS , COST REDUCTION , HOMELAND SECURITY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE