04 August 2008

Next Assignment

I have been given my next assignment. I will be at the Pentagon no later than the middle of January, 2009 working on the Quadrennial Defense Review. The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) charts the way ahead for the military over the next 20 years as it confronts current and future challenges and continues its transformation for the 21st century.

Here is the official statement on the QDR: The Secretary of Defense conduct a comprehensive examination (to be known as a “quadrennial defense review”) of the national defense strategy, force structure, force modernization plans, infrastructure, budget plan, and other elements of the defense program and policies of the United States with a view toward determining and expressing the defense strategy of the United States and establishing a defense program for the next 20 years. Each such quadrennial defense review shall be conducted in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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