The 2010 QDR and Asia: Messages for the Region


Michael A. McDevitt

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 53


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: March 11, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates officially released the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) on February 1, 2010. The QDR is legally required of every new administration, and is intended to outline U.S. defense strategy while also specifically addressing the resource and budgetary implications of that strategy. Historically, QDRs have done a good job in outlining U.S. strategic objectives and providing a clear understanding of U.S. short term (1-4 years) strategic intentions. Michael A. McDevitt discusses the 2010 QDR and the resulting implications for Asia.

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