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Grading the QDDR with the Five "A"s

After an 18-month process, the QDDR, laying out U.S. capabilities and the roles of the State Department and USAID, is due “soon.”  After so much anticipation and drama, I suspect the release will be an anti-climax. Nevertheless, I'm still keen to see what it says.  I’ll be judging the results based on a few broad questions: Does the QDDR move U.S.