Alternate QDR: Boost equipment modernization, force size

Pentagon spending plans and cost-saving efforts would fall short of fielding the kind of modern combat arsenal likely needed to fight future foes, including a rapidly modernizing Chinese military, according to a high-level bipartisan group of defense experts, Defense News reports. “We are concerned by what we see as a growing gap between our interests and our military capability to protect those interests in the face of a complex and challenging security environment,” according to a congressionally mandated alternative to the Pentagon’s 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).

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