Feb 2, 2006
Contact: Josh Holly (202) 225-2539
Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today issued the following statement on the release of the Department of Defense’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).
Hunter’s statement follows:
“We welcome the release of the Quadrennial Defense Review and look forward to analyzing it in further detail.
“It appears the QDR has become a budget-driven exercise, which limits its utility to Congress. We need to better understand the current and future threats to our national security and then design and fund our military accordingly.
“The committee will be releasing its own threat-based Defense Review in the coming weeks. The committee’s Defense Review, used in conjunction with the Pentagon’s QDR, will provide us with a more complete picture of America’s national security needs.”