Accession Number : ADA193973

Title :   Unsolicited Advice on the Subject of National Security Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Montano, James J ; Long, Dennis H

PDF Url : ADA193973

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : General Karl von Clausewitz (RIP), concerned with the current state of US foreign policy and national strategy, studies the last four decades of American history and provides the new President with his findings. Clausewitz perceives severe deficiencies arising from three major problems: First, an unprecendented growth in the ability and willingness of the American people to influence the action of their government. Second, a failure of the government to keep pace with the peoples' expanded power, especially a failure to articulate and lead the electorate in achieving an appreciation of the role of long-term national objectives in developing national security strategy. Third, a failure of the government and the agencies which execute national security strategy to coordinate a unified strategic plan which unifies all elements of national power (political, economic, informational, military, and others). Clausewitz concludes by proposing revision of the procedures and organization of the federal government, designed to logically organize the formulation and execution of national security strategy, involving the People and the Congress throughout. This revised organization is also designed to insure constant integration and coordination of all the elements of national power.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFICIENCIES, EXPANSION, FAILURE, FOREIGN POLICY, HISTORY, INTEGRATION, LONG RANGE(TIME), PLANNING, POWER, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), STRATEGY, UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, CIVILIAN POPULATION, DEFENSE PLANNING

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE