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The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review: The Military Industrial Base

Recorded on April 20, 2005

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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. There are many important topics under consideration in the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, with special "QDR Teams" assigned to take the lead on overarching themes such as capability mix, manning and balancing the force, and roles and missions. However, none of the categorical teams, as currently assigned, appear to have a primary focus on the military industrial base.

Please join us as our experts analyze how industrial base concerns are being addressed in the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, and the important ramifications for transformation and readiness.