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Present at the Re-Creation?


Channeling my inner Tom Friedman this morning. I’m convinced that a candidate willing to espouse the platform I set forth would immediately win a bipartisan mandate for reform…

On rare occasions, however, we have the opportunity to revisit national values and to redesign the institutions that constrain our policy choices. These contingent moments come when the accumulated weight of years of muddling, combined with geopolitical and technological changes, leave us with institutions fundamentally out of sync with the strategic environment the nation faces. There is reason to believe that the United States now faces such a moment. The strategic, political and technological challenges facing the Obama administration — and potentially a successor Romney administration — differ so dramatically from the environment that faced Harry Truman and Acheson at the time of the “creation” that they now risk pulling the national security bureaucracy out of shape.

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