Accession Number : ADA581219


Title :   Ingenuity and National Security


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Newton, Harvey F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a581219.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : The global environment is changing rapidly and the ways and means to influence it must keep up with the pace of change. If the United States is to continue to thrive in the 21st century, it must adopt a national security structure capable of producing a strategy that is reflective of the changing security environment, and that can employ the instruments of national power to keep pace with the changing security environment. The stimuli for reform in the national security structure has often found its genesis in Department of Defense (DoD) reform efforts. History demonstrates that reform of the national security structure requires a political champion whose authority determines the depth and breadth of reform. The current U.S. strategic environment is polluted with bipartisan politics that hamper the emergence of a political champion for national security reform. Until the strategic environment improves, DoD must continue to lead security reform efforts, since it plays a critical role in shaping the changes needed for the United States to remain a relevant international leader in the 21st century.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *HISTORY , *LEGISLATION , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *POSTWAR , *TRANSFORMATIONS , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE