Strategic Defense Reviews
September 30, 2011
On August 3 and 4, 2011, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted approximately 65 participants at a conference and workshop to consider how to best guide partner states through the strategic defense review (SDR) process. The event, which was sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy), was designed to support the Defense Institution Reform Initiative (DIRI) efforts to develop approaches, procedures, frameworks, and tools to enhance future defense institution building projects. A critical function in this regard will be helping international partners structure and execute strategic defense reviews tailored to meet their individual needs.