Accession Number : ADA561631


Title :   A Call for National Security System Transformation


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT FORCES STAFF COLL


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Michael A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561631.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : Throughout U.S history, change has been a constant aspect of its development. Sometimes change is embraced, while other times it is shunned. In the national security structure, it is the author's view that an authority above the Cabinet level, yet below the President, is required to direct the planning, coordination and implementation of Presidential policy decisions between all federal government departments to integrate the interagency in support of the U.S. National Security Strategy. This entity would serve as the output mechanism for the nation's national security system balancing it against the current system's input mechanisms. This thesis conducted a historical review of key governmental organizational changes, analyzed the current national security system, reviewed interagency strategic guidance, and analyzed recent operational examples. This led to identifying the nexus within our national security structure requiring a transformation. Given the dramatic changes to the strategic environment, protecting our national interests going forward requires a new approach and it starts with a transformation of our national security system structure.


Descriptors :   *HISTORY , *NATIONAL SECURITY , CONTAINERS , DECISION MAKING , ENVIRONMENTS , FORWARD AREAS , MILITARY STRATEGY , ORGANIZATIONS , POLICIES , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , TRANSFORMATIONS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE