For Washington to successfully address the security challenges it faces, the mission and culture at U.S. foreign-policy agencies such as the State Department must be revamped.
Too often Washington confronts its national security challenges by installing a "czar" to knock heads and inspire collaboration among government agencies. Here’s why that approach doesn’t work.
By asking what if, U.S. policy makers and advisers might find the solutions to restoring the country's credibility abroad.
If the United States wants to engage the world with something other than force, it needs to fix the chaotic way it provides foreign assistance.
Many in the United States think that adding more troops will solve all of the country's current and future national security problems. They should think again.
Letting the Pentagon execute a growing portion of the U.S. national security policy isn't in the best interest of the military or the country.
If at first the U.S. Armed Services don’t receive the funding they want, they try, try again.
The proposed U.S. budget may allow the military to pursue foreign policy initiatives, but it's a job best left to the State Department.