“Rethinking Security Assistance,” in Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America’s Security Role in a Changing World, Cronin, Patrick (ed), (Washington, DC, NDU/NSS, 2009)

Sep 28, 2009

A Washington budget process capable of exerting effective influence on the security challenges of this century will do well to begin with a top-level political consensus on the goals to be pursued and the national interests at stake in our success or failure to achieve them. Only on such a foundation can a more efficient, flexible, transparent, and collaborative planning and allocation process be forged, one that, by better defining the national interest, places it further above political or personal consideration.

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