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Dec 03

The War on Terrorism and Beyond: Principles and Issues for the Quadrennial Defense Review

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Every four years, the Department of Defense, as required by law, conducts a review of its forces, resources, and programs and presents the findings of their Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to the President and the Congress. The QDR is instrumental in shaping budgets, strategy, and force structure. In addition to reviewing primary principles guiding the QDR and examining it from the perspective of each branch of the armed forces, our speakers will discuss the emerging role of space in military operations, the evolving roles of the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, force sizing for the war on terrorism, and bringing active and reserve components back into balance.

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Welcome

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow for Homeland Security and Defense, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Jack Spencer
Senior Policy Analysts for Defense and National Security, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Keynote Address

The Honorable Dov Zakheim
Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, and former Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Defense
Download PDF of Dov Zakheim's comments on The Quadrennial Defense Review: Some Guiding Principles

Panel 1: Service Priorities for the QDR

Ronald O'Rourke
Specialist in National Defense, Congressional Research Service

Daniel Goure, Ph.D.
Vice President, The Lexington Institute

Jack Spencer
Senior Policy Analyst, Defense and National Security, The Heritage Foundation

Panel 2: Priorities for the Next QDR

Ambassador Henry Cooper
Chairman, High Frontier

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow for Homeland Security and Defense, The Heritage Foundation

Edward Bruner, Ph.D.
Specialist in National Defense,
Congressional Research Service

Hon. John Winkler, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Personnel, U.S. Department of Defense