Hagel Approves Classified QDR Guidance

By Christopher J. Castelli / August 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has issued classified guidance for the Quadrennial Defense Review, which the Pentagon will use to assess strategic risks and develop major budget-cutting proposals for President Obama. Hagel signed out the classified terms of reference for the QDR on Aug. 8, a defense official confirmed. The review "will assess our defense strategy in light of new fiscal realities and the many threats and complexities and uncertainties of this century," the official said, quoting an unclassified memo signed...

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