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Jun 09

The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review: New Missions? Homeland Security & Post-Conflict

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 environment.

More About the Speakers

Keynote speaker:

The Honorable Paul McHale
Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Homeland Defense


Joseph Collins, Ph.D.
Professor, National War College
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations

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

Hosted By

Jack Spencer Jack Spencer

Vice President, the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity Read More