"To win the global war on terror, our forces need to be flexible, light and agile, and able to respond quickly to sudden changes. Accordingly, our budget for FY 2004, in combination with the reforms outlined in The Defense Transformation Act for the 21st Century, will give the Department some of the needed flexibility to more rapidly move resources, shift people and bring new weapons systems on line so we can adapt to changing events. However, these are just first steps. Our goal is to create a culture of innovation that will keep the United States several steps ahead of potential adversaries. Accordingly, the FY 2004 defense budget balances a number of risks, using the framework developed during the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review. This report describes how the planning principles of our defense strategy define military missions, the forces and capabilities needed to ensure success, and the goals and measures we are using to monitor our performance."
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