United States Department of Defense

Official Strategy, Posture,
and Commission Documents

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Defense Reviews
National Strategies
     National Security Strategies
     National Military Strategies

SecDef Annual Reports
Joint and Service Visions and Posture Statements
Advisory Commissions
Other Official Documents

 

Defense Reviews

The Quadrennial Defense Review 2006
Office of the Secretary of Defense, 06 February 2006, (.pdf file).
http://www.comw.org/qdr/qdr2006.pdf

The Quadrennial Defense Review 2001
Office of the Secretary of Defense, 30 September 2001, (.pdf file).
Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

The Quadrennial Defense Review 1997
Office of the Secretary of Defense, May 1997.
Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Report on the Bottom Up Review
Office of the Secretary of Defense, October 1993.
Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

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National Strategies

National Security Strategies

The National Security Strategy of the United States
The White House, 18 September 2002 (.pdf file).
Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

A National Security Strategy for a New Century
The White House, December 1999 (.pdf file).

A National Security Strategy for a New Century
The White House, May 1997.
Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

A National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement
The White House, February 1996.
Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

National Security Strategy of the United States
The White House, August 1991.
Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

 

National Military Strategies

The National Defense Strategy of The United States of America
Arlington, VA: Office of the Secretary of Defense, March 2005. Posted in HTML format on the Global Security website. PDF version posted on the Commonwealth Institute website.

The National Military Strategy of the United States of America: A Strategy for Today; A Vision for Tomorrow
Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (printable .pdf file).

Shape, Respond, Prepare Now -- A Military Strategy for a New Era
Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1998.

A Strategy of Flexible and Selective Engagement -- National Military Strategy
Joint Chiefs of Staff, February 1995.
Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

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SecDef Annual Reports

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 2004
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (printable .pdf file).

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 2003
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense. (.pdf files).

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 2002
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense.

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 2001
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense.

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 2000
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 1999
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 1998
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 1997
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 1996
William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense.

Annual Report to the President and the Congress - 1995
William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense.

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Joint and Service Visions and Posture Statements

Special Operations Forces Posture Statement
Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), July 2003. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (printable .pdf file).

Joint Vision 2020
Joint Chiefs of Staff, June 2000.

Joint Posture Statement 2000
Henry H. Shelton, Chairman of the JCS before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, 8 February 2000.

Army Vision 2010
Dennis J. Reimer, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (.pdf file).

United States Army Posture Statement FY01

Army Transformation: Soldiers on Point for the Nation - Persuasive in Peace, Invincible in War
Jack Keane. Arlington, VA: Institute for Land Warfare, Army Transformation Panel presentation, 17 October 2000.

Forward...from the Sea: Anytime, Anywhere
Posture Statement, Department of the Navy, 1998.

Forward...from the Sea
Department of the Navy, 19 September 1994 (.pdf file).

...From the Sea: Preparing the Naval Service for the 21st Century
Department of the Navy, September 1992 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

Operational Maneuver from the Sea
C.C.Krulak, Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1999 (.pdf file).

Marine Corps Strategy 21
J.L. Jones, Commandant of the Marine Corps, 3 November 2000 (.pdf file).
A version without images is also available from the Commonwealth Institute Website.

United States Air Force Posture Statement 2001
(.pdf file).

Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power: America's Air Force - Vision 2020
Michael E. Ryan, Air Force Chief of Staff (.pdf file).

Air Force 2025
Alexandria, VA: USAF Future Concept Development Office, 1996.

Coast Guard of the 21st Century
Task Force on Coast Guard Roles and Missions, 3 December 1999 (.pdf file).

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Advisory Commissions

Report of the Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Chairman, 28 December 2000 (.pdf files).

Creating Defense Excellence:
Defense Addendum to "Road Map for National Security"

U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, 15 May 2001 (.pdf file).

Road Map for National Security:
Imperative for Change

U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, Phase 3 Report, February 2001 (.pdf file).

Seeking a National Strategy: A Concert for Preserving Security and Promoting Freedom
U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, Phase 2 Report, 15 April 2000 (.pdf file).

"New World Coming: American Security in the 21st Century"
U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, Phase 1 Report, 15 September 1999 (.pdf files).
        Major Themes and Implications
        Supporting Research & Analysis
        Study Addendum

USS Cole Commission Report
Washington, DC: DoD, 9 January 2001, (executive summary).

Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism
Report from the National Commission on Terrorism, June 2000. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Transforming Defense: National Security in the 21st Century
National Defense Panel, 1 December 1997. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Defense Reform Initiative Report
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense, November 1997 (.pdf files).

On the Road to Excellence: Defense Reform Initiative Checkpoint 2000
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense, 2000.

Executive Summary of the Report of the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Chairman, 15 July 1998.

Directions for Defense: Report to Congress, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Roles and Missions Commission of the Armed Forces, 24 May 1995 (executive summary). Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

1993 Report on the Roles, Missions and Functions of the Armed Forces
Colin Powell, Chairman of the JCS, 12 February 1993. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

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Other Official Documents

Facing the Future: Meeting the Threats and Challenges of the 21st Century
Terri Lukach. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, February 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (large .pdf file).

National Strategy for Combating Terrorism
The White House, February 2003. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (printable .pdf file).

The National Strategy For Homeland Security
The White House Office of Homeland Security , 16 July 2002 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

Defense Planning Guidance:  Press Backgrounder (slides)
DoD, 10 May 2002 (.pdf file).

Joint Service Chemical and Biological Defense Program FY00-02 Overview
Washington, DC: Joint Chiefs of Staff, 27 September 2001.

DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program Annual Report to Congress and Performance Plan
Washington, DC: DoD, July 2001.

Organization of the National Security Council System
National Security Presidential Directive 1, Washington, DC: The White House, 13 February 2001. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan
Washington, DC: FBI and FEMA, January 2001. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

U.S. Department of State Strategic Plan (2000)
Office of Management Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of State, 25 October 2000.

Patterns of Global Terrorism 2000
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism Office, 2000.

Reserve Component Employment Study 2005
Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff, July 1999.

Base Structure Report FY1999
Washington, DC: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations, 1998. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

Toward a New Partnership in Responsibility Sharing
An Overview of the 1996 Report to Congress on Strategic Context of Responsibility Sharing
Office of the Secretary of Defense, April 1996 (updated 15 June 1998).

Report of the Department of Defense on Base Realignment and Closure
William S. Cohen, Office of the Secretary of Defense, April 1998.

U.S. Policy on Counterterrorism
Presidential Decision Directive 39, Washington, DC: The White House, 21 June 1995.
Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Review of National Defense Strategy
National Security Review 12, Washington, DC: The White House, 3 March 1989 (2.1MB .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

National Security Presidential Directives [NSPD] of the George W. Bush Administration
Washington, DC: The White House. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

Presidential Decision Directives [PDD] of the William J. Clinton Administration 1993-2000
Washington, DC: The White House. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

List of National Security Reviews (#s 1-30, 07 February 1989 - 15 June 1992) - with classification and release status
Washington, DC: The White House, National Security Council (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

List of National Security Decision Directives (#s 1-325, 25 February 1981 - 19 January 1989) - with classification and release status
Washington, DC: The White House, National Security Council (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.

Defense Science Board reports, 1986 - forward

Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986
U.S. Code, Title 10, Subtitle A, Part I, Chapter 5.

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