Rep. Abercrombie: Quadrennial Defense Review a 'PR Exercise'

By Marjorie Censer / June 18, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The chairman of the House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee today blasted the Quadrennial Defense Review as neither valuable nor reliable. Speaking at a breakfast with reporters in Washington this morning, Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) said he and others on Capitol Hill had high hopes for the original QDR because of the support of retired Gen. Colin Powell. "So the assumption -- possibly a bit naïve by myself and others -- was that Gen. Powell . . ...

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