Accession Number : ADA513713


Title :   Quadrennial Defense Review Report


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a513713.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : From the outset, this QDR aimed at advancing two objectives. The first was to further rebalance the capabilities of the U.S. Armed Forces and institutionalize successful wartime innovations to better enable success in today's wars while ensuring that our forces are prepared for a complex future. Not only will the outcome of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq shape the security environment for decades to come, but the character of these wars-with enemies hiding among populations, manipulating the information environment, and employing a challenging mix of tactics and technology-will be an important part of the future spectrum of conflict. The second objective was reform: For too long we have been slow to adapt our institutions and processes to support the urgent needs of our men and women in harm's way. From strategy and policy development to personnel and acquisition processes, it is imperative to further reform how we do business.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , UNITED STATES , POLITICAL SCIENCE , NATIONAL SECURITY , RISK MANAGEMENT , MILITARY STRATEGY , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , COUNTERTERRORISM , COUNTERINSURGENCY , RECRUITING


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE