Naval War College Review

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Purple Medicine


In response to a broad set of complex national security challenges of the twenty-first century, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) report of Febru- ary 2006 advised that all the organizations, processes, and practices within the Department of Defense be given a high degree of agility, flexibility, responsive- ness, and ultimately effectiveness in supporting the joint war fighter and future national defense goals.