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Scoop Link: US Annual Defense Report 2000

Scoop Link: US Annual Defense Report 2000

February, 2000


The Annual Report to the President and the Congress commonly referred to as the Annual Defense Report, details how the Department of Defense built its capabilities and is working to maintain them in the future. In addition to fulfilling a statutory requirement, specifically U.S.C. Title 10, the Secretary of Defense's Annual Defense Report is widely distributed and serves as a basic reference document for those interested in national defense issues and programs. So that it may be presented in an open forum, this report is unclassified.

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Message of the Secretary of Defense

PART I: Strategy
· Chapter 1 - The Defense Strategy
· Chapter 2 - The Military Requirements of the Defense Strategy

PART II: Today's Armed Forces
· Chapter 3 - Employing U.S. Forces to Implement the Defense Strategy
· Chapter 4 - Readiness
· Chapter 5 - Conventional Forces
· Chapter 6 - Nuclear Forces and Missile Defenses
· Chapter 7 - Managing the Consequences of Domestic Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
· Chapter 8 - Information Superiority and Space
· Chapter 9 - Total Force Integration
· Chapter 10 - Personnel and Quality of Life

PART III: Transforming U.S. Armed Forces for the 21st Century
· Chapter 11 - A Strategy for Military Transformation

PART IV: Transforming the Department of Defense for the 21st Century
· Chapter 12 - Defense Reform Initiative
· Chapter 13 - Financial Management Reform
· Chapter 14 - Acquisition Reform
· Chapter 15 - Infrastructure
· Chapter 16 - Industrial Capabilities and International Programs

PART V: The FY 2001 Defense Budget and Future Years Defense Program
· Chapter 17 - The FY 2001 Defense Budget and Future Years Defense Program

PART VI: Statutory Reports
· Report of the Secretary of the Army
· Report of the Secretary of the Navy
· Report of the Secretary of the Air Force
· Report of the Chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board

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