Changing the Game: Human Security as Grand Strategy   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is a Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) publication of the U.S. Army War College. From the Abstract: "Dire forecasts of 'game-changing' political, social and environmental upheaval over the next thirty years only add to the pessimism generated by constraining fiscal environments and tangible signs, the world over, of a rising China. These same pressures lend urgency to initiatives that seek greater organizational efficiency in the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State (DOS). Efficient organizations alone will not suffice. Only the development of cross-cutting synergies between them can serve and preserve American preeminence and power in a vastly changing world. Such a task requires a game-changing approach. Adopting the human security paradigm as grand strategy can inclusively and powerfully integrate United States Government (USG) functions for international development and building partner capacity. In the process, the versatile human security concept will generate stable foundations for security, governance and rule of law abroad while preserving, and even increasing, American leadership around the globe. Utilizing elements of the Army design methodology and creativity theory, this monograph explores how human security can revolutionize DOD and DOS coordination and, more importantly, action."

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