Accession Number:

ADA589428

Title:

U.S. Government Interagency Reform Needed in Support of National Security

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The United States faces serious threats from established states, weak and failing states, and non-state actors from around the world. In the current volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous international environment, one in which the U.S. is trying to exercise global leadership, the U.S. government must reform its interagency apparatus to ensure our national security. Effective and efficient interagency coordination is vital to national security. However, the lack of updated or current legislation requiring the integration of capabilities and capacities of the separate U.S. government agencies and departments has led to wasteful spending, mistrust of U.S. intentions, in-fighting for resources and prestige, and failure to implement the NSS and execute effective foreign policy. Congress must mandate interagency reform in support of national security.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE