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The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review: The Reserve Component

Recorded on May 11, 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. 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.