National Security Strategy for the Next Administration   [open pdf - 643KB]

Amitai Etzioni discusses and expands upon a July 2008 report entitled, "Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy," which recommended broad principles to guide American military and diplomatic policy. Three principles emerged in that report that serve as the basis for Etzioni's article: the U.S. global supremacy is coming to an end; states have neither unlimited resources nor leverage and must set clear priorities; and that security can be promoted in failing and rogue states without democratizing the regimes involved. Etzioni analyzes each point made in the report, concluding that the report has lifted dialogue about security policies for the next administration to a much-needed higher level while leaving room to sharpen and modify the priorities in the agenda.

Author:Etzioni, Amitai
Publisher:U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Military Review: http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview/
Media Type:application/pdf
Source:Military Review (September-October 2008), p.99-105
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