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May 11

The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review: The Reserve Component

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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 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. For the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, a special QDR Team is specifically assigned to take the lead on the subject of manning and balancing the force. How will this team address the concerns and challenges facing the reserve component, and the many competing and unprecedented demands that are being placed on National Guard and Reserve personnel?

Join us as our experts analyze how reserve component issues are being addressed in the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review and the important ramifications they hold for transformation and military readiness.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Remarks:

Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum
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Chief, National Guard Bureau

Michèle Flournoy
Senior Advisor, International Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Maj. Gen. Bob McIntosh, USAF (Ret.)
Executive Director,
Reserve Officers Association

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