Heritage Event: The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review: The View from the Pentagon
Recorded on February 3, 2005
WebMemo Event Summary
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.
While every QDR is important, the Global War on Terrorism and the
Pentagon's ongoing transformation efforts ensure that the decisions
made in the 2005 Review will have generational ramifications.
Join us as The Honorable Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Under
Secretary of Defense for Policy, gives us an introduction to the
2005 QDR process and the main themes to be covered by this major
strategic planning document.