The House Armed Services Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, held a hearing on 26 Feb to help shape QDR 2014. The subcommittee invited three witnesses who were involved in previous QDRs to provide insights into key issues which should be addressed in the next defense review.
Their testimony which includes historical overview of the process and suggested focus areas can be found at the link below. Noteworthy are the witnesses’ views the extent to which non-kinetic capabilities may play as senior decision makers attempt to weigh and balance strategic risk and the costs of building and sustaining the future force.
The written witness biographies and statements from the three witnesses as well as the opening remarks from the committee chair can be found here.