Inside the Army - 05/09/2005
One of the Army's main contributions to the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review will be spelling out the service's long-term strategy for restructuring its forces while maintaining commitments to transformation from lawmakers and industry, a senior service official said last week.
DefenseAlert - 05/03/2005
May 3, 2005 -- U.S. military leaders guiding the Quadrennial Defense Review were at an all-day meeting today to consider what major changes in combat gear and force structure are necessary to improve the Pentagon's ability to wage a long-term battle against sophisticated terrorist networks.
Inside the Navy - 05/02/2005
The Quadrennial Defense Review will decide how much tactical aviation the Pentagon needs for the future, according to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee.
Inside the Air Force - 04/29/2005
The Air Force is holding off on formal discussions with Boeing regarding a follow-on to the current C-17 multiyear contract until two major Defense Department studies reviewing mobility needs are completed, a service spokesman said this week.
DefenseAlert - 04/27/2005
April 27, 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is laying plans for a special summer meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to consider significantly realigning the military bureaucracy and budget, according to sources. Their goal is to place the Defense Department on a better footing to protect the homeland and execute a protracted campaign against terrorism around the world.
Inside the Army - 04/25/2005
Figuring the right mix of ground forces and capabilities -- "what are we supposed to bring to the fight?" -- remains a core challenge in figuring and shaping the Army's future force structure, the director of the Army Quadrennial Defense Review office, Brig. Gen. Robert Durbin, said last week.
DefenseAlert - 04/25/2005
April 25, 2005 -- Two high-level advisory boards are accelerating work on a pair of key studies -- examining military transformation and reducing vulnerabilities to weapons of mass destruction -- in a bid to influence the ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review.
Inside the Air Force - 04/22/2005
Without confirmed personnel filling top Air Force positions, the service's leadership could be stretched thin given a combination of budget cuts, the Quadrennial Defense Review and the 2005 base realignment and closure round, according to one of the service's four-star commanders.
DefenseAlert - 04/18/2005
April 18, 2005 -- The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review is set to take up what the White House calls one of the greatest security challenges facing the United States -- the prospect of weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists or hostile states.
DefenseAlert - 04/14/2005
April 14, 2005 -- Senior military officials leading last Saturday's inaugural Quadrennial Defense Review meeting determined that one of the capabilities essential for an effective military contribution to homeland defense does not reside in a camouflaged warehouse or combat schoolhouse.
DefenseAlert - 04/08/2005
April 8, 2005 -- Decisions on weapon system investments made in the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review are set to dominate changes to the Pentagon's spending plans this fall, according to defense documents and officials.
DefenseAlert - 04/07/2005
April 7, 2005 -- The Defense Department is directing the services to consider the capabilities needed to aid civil authorities in the aftermath of massive terrorist attacks on at least two American cities.
DefenseAlert - 03/31/2005
March 31, 2005 -- The World Bank executive board's unanimous decision to approve Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz as its next president will soon deprive the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review of one of its most important leaders at a critical time.
DefenseAlert - 03/29/2005
March 29, 2005 -- The Navy is planning to adjust its near-term investment strategy in order to better handle future missions in the global war on terrorism, a move that service officials hope will anticipate recommendations from the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review expected later this summer.
DefenseAlert - 03/28/2005
March 28, 2005 -- The Pentagon for the first time is inviting representatives from other executive branch agencies to participate in its Quadrennial Defense Review as it tries to identify the roles and missions of the federal government that need adjusting to deal with new security challenges.
Inside the Air Force - 03/25/2005
Recapitalization of aging aircraft and other weapon systems will be the Air Force's biggest challenge in the coming years and the service's focus as it enters another Quadrennial Defense Review season, outgoing acting Air Force Secretary Peter Teets said this week.
DefenseAlert - 03/24/2005
March 24, 2005 -- Navy and CIA strategists have crafted a new framework for thinking about future threats that is being used to inform the sea service's 2007 budget proposal, and it may influence the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, according to a senior service official.
DefenseAlert - 03/22/2005
March 22, 2005 -- A sweeping defense review now under way may usher significant changes to what Pentagon officials call its "force planning construct" -- a key metric for shaping U.S. war plans, justifying the total size of the uniformed ranks and establishing the roster of needed combat gear, according to a senior Pentagon official.
DefenseAlert - 03/21/2005
March 21, 2005 -- The fate of billions of dollars in spending on weapon systems will be weighed in a series of Saturday meetings over the next few months, guiding the work of a key panel leading the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review's deliberations of future military capabilities.
DefenseAlert - 03/18/2005
March 18, 2005 -- Pentagon officials aim by mid-July to glean enough insights from the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review to recommend significant changes to the planned acquisition of major weapons systems, according to Defense Department documents and officials.