Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to dispense with the two major combat operations force-sizing construct that has guided previous Quadrennial Defense Reviews. Here, with Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a June 18, 2009, Pentagon press briefing, Gates tells reporters he prefers a construct that addresses a sliding scale for future conflicts. Lawmakers are questioning Gates' approach to the ongoing QDR, and some want an independent assessment.
DOD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, US Navy
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