State Department

MountainRunner on the Radio

My interview with Pete Dominick at StandUp! at XM/Sirius on my policy memo State of State: A Proposal for Reorganization at Foggy Bottom at PPI is available below:

It is no longer accurate to say that State is the foreign policy of the President when the Defense Department owns or dominates so much of the direct and indirect engagement, willfully or not, with global publics and governments. Parity in the organizations is necessary as the two models are not compatible. If the Defense Department were restructured in the mold of the State Department, General McChrystal in Afghanistan would call the shots and General Petraeus, as CENTCOM commander, would no longer directly report to the Secretary of Defense and would be subordinated in rank and responsibilities to McChrystal.

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