Quadrennial Defense Review - May 1997

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) was a six-month analysis of the threats, risks and opportunities for US national security which reviewed US defense strategy and programs, including force structure, infrastructure, readiness, intelligence, modernization and people.

  • The Legislation mandating the review
  • May 19 News Release
  • May 19 News Briefing by Secretary Cohen and General Shalikashvili
  • May 19 News Briefing Associated Briefing Slides