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.
There are many important topics under consideration in the 2005
Quadrennial Defense Review, with "QDR Teams" assigned to take the
lead on overarching themes, one of which is roles and missions.
What is the appropriate role, and what might be potential new
missions, for the U.S. military in the areas of homeland security
and post-conflict operations? How should these new missions be
reflected in Quadrennial Defense Review deliberations?
Join us as our experts analyze how new roles and missions are
being addressed in the 2005 QDR, and the important ramifications
for transformation and readiness in a changing global security
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Paul McHale
Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Joseph Collins, Ph.D.
Professor, National War College
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability
Colonel Michael Doubler, Ph.D.
Military Historian and Author
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow,
National Defense and Homeland Security,
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis
Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Vice President, the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity