Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison 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 its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to
the President and Congress. The review provides a basic strategy
for addressing such critical issues as transformation, budgetary
constraints, and acquisition priorities for the next 20 years. The
Department of Defense has described a matrix consisting of four
different threats that future military forces must be capable of
addressing. The threat matrix reflects Secretary Rumsfeld's intent
to shift to a "capabilities" based force designed to meet a range
of national security needs.
Please join us as our distinguished guests analyze how the threat
matrix differs from previous efforts to drive military
transformation, and whether it will provide the right framework to
meet the military needs of the 21st century.
More About the Speakers
Ian Roxborough, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and History,
State University of New York (SUNY)
Steven Metz, Ph.D.
Chairman, Regional Strategy and Planning,
Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College
Loren Thompson, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Institute