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The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is a legislatively-mandated review of Department of Defense strategy and priorities. The QDR will set a long-term course for DOD as it assesses the threats and challenges that the nation faces and re-balances DOD's strategies, capabilities, and forces to address today's conflicts and tomorrow's threats.

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No Restructuring Commission Needed, Army Leaders Say

The fiscal year 2015 Army budget submitted to Congress is "lean, stark, but critical to meeting the needs of our nation and our soldiers," Army Secretary John M. McHugh said. Story»

Budget, Strategy Dominate Dempsey's Facebook Town Hall

In the second town hall meeting he has conducted on his Facebook page, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff fielded questions from around the world that focused largely on the Defense Department's fiscal year 2015 budget request and its correlation with U.S. military strategy. Story»

Air Force Undersecretary: Budget Uncertainty Worries Airmen

Air Force personnel are worried about budgetary uncertainty, and service leaders pledge to be transparent about priorities and programs available as the service moves forward, Air Force Undersecretary Eric Fanning said. Story»

2014 QDR Presumes Future Includes More Risk, Less Money

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn't like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said. Story»

Dempsey: Fiscal 2015 Request Juggles Budget, Risks

It's a fact of life that the depth of budget reductions and the draconian way they are applied will affect military readiness and increase risk, said Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the PBS "Newshour" program. Story»

DOD Official: Quadrennial Review's Focus is Protecting Homeland

The Quadrennial Defense Review establishes priorities for defense spending, assets and a rebalancing of the military in anticipation of the security challenges the nation is likely to face in the coming years, all in light of an increasingly tight fiscal situation, a senior DOD official said. Story»

Quadrennial Defense Review Charts Strategy Evolution

The 2014 version of the Quadrennial Defense Review takes the defense strategic guidance formulated in 2012 and evolves it through the future. Story»

DOD Officials: Another Budget Sequester Would Increase Risk

The defense strategic guidance can work under the president's fiscal year 2015 budget request for the Defense Department, but Defense officials caution another round of deep spending cuts associated with a budget sequester, which could return in 2016, would jeopardize national security. Story»

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