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QDR 2006: Do The Forces Match the Missions? DOD Gives Little Reason to Believe

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QDR 2006: Do The Forces Match the Missions? DOD Gives Little Reason to Believe Project on Defense Alternatives Briefing Memo #36, 10 February 2006, Carl Conetta.

As originally conceived the Quadrennial Defense Review was meant to help ensure the internal consistency of mid- and longer-term US defense planning. By "internal consistency" I here mean a concordance of strategy, assets, and budgets. As critics often put it in the past: the point is to show how the force fits the strategy and the budget fits the force. The exercise is supposed to “connect” our military strategy with our force development plans and, in turn, connect these with current and future budgets. In this regard, the 2006 QDR is long on assertion and short on quantification – “short” as in utterly lacking.

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