Quadrennial Defense Review Report, February 2, 2006   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review reflects a process of change that has gathered momentum since the release of its predecessor QDR in 2001. Now in the fifth year of this global war, the ideas and proposals in this document are provided as a roadmap for change, leading to victory. It is clear that the Department of Defense cannot achieve all it might without significant help from the rest of the U.S. government. Within the Executive Branch, it is seeking ways to achieve greater efficiencies in the interagency, in its work with partners in the Departments of State, Treasury, Justice, and Homeland Security, the CIA, and other participants in the Global War on Terror. Still encumbered with a Cold War organization and mentality in many aspects of Department operations, the Department will seek new and more flexible authorities in budget, finance, acquisition and personnel. The Report of the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review represents a snapshot in time of the Department's strategy for defense of the Nation and the capabilities needed to effectively execute that defense. The Department of Defense senior leadership sets out where the Department is and where it needs to go in fulfilling responsibilities to the American people. To realize those goals, the Department stands ready to join in a collaborative partnership with key stakeholders in the process of implementation and execution. It will take unity of effort to win the long war in which the Nation is engaged."

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