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):

Report Date:

2001-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

423.0

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 groups 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE