2005 QDR the First to Adjust Strategic Forces

By Jason Sherman / January 24, 2006 at 5:00 AM
The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review will spell out a number of changes to U.S. strategic forces, including cuts to the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile inventory and plans to modernize the airborne command-and-control fleet designed to oversee a massive war. This is the first time such recommendations have been included in a QDR. The Defense Department plans to reduce the number of deployed Air Force Minuteman III ballistic missiles from 500 to 450 beginning in fiscal year 2007, according to...

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