Accession Number:

ADA394222

Title:

The U.S. Role in Global Security: The Mayo Clinic, Not the Emergency Room

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

While many different proposals have been put forward outlining a post-Cold War security identity for the United States, most do not characterize an American role in terms of either excessive activism or dangerous isolationism. However, some basic concepts are fundamental to outlining a practical middle path between those two poles. Because the United States cannot lead in every facet of global security, a new role must be fashioned. The Mayo Clinic, role envisages America atop a hierarchy in which the members of a cooperative system assume complementary roles that match their roles to interests and capabilities. This system, representing good management principles as well as sound leadership frees the Nation to concentrate on the more consequential military tasks of global security in which only it can lead, and yet offers unique and decisive U.S. support for the lesser tasks of regional and local security.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE