Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) of 2006: The Impact of Missile Defense

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) released by the Department of Defense (DoD) on February 6, 2006, “sets out where the Department of Defense currently is and the direction [that the Department’s senior leadership] believe it needs to go in fulfilling our responsibilities to the American people.” The 100-page document is the culmination of a long process involving many people and is intended to provide an overview of the major security concerns, strategic objectives, technical challenges, and tactical options facing the United States.

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