Pentagon Eyes 'Trends and Shocks' Construct for 2010 QDR, New Spending Plan

By Jason Sherman / September 5, 2007 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon is drafting a new strategic construct that strives to better prepare for "shocks" to national security and international order that are caused by non-military factors, scrutinizing global "trends" across a wide range of disciplines from demographics to economics to developments in science and technology. If adopted, this new "trends and shocks" construct -- which aims to widen the aperture of threats considered in long-term military planning -- could lay the foundation for the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review and...

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