Friday, December 12, 2008
Restructuring the National Security Process Further ...
Perhaps another heretical thought--making presidential envoys responsible to the president and either the National Security Council or what PNSR has proposed in its report, a presidential security council? And finding a way to better align the State Department and DOD's combatant commands would be useful too--perhaps each COCOM has a liaison to the Security Council (not someone who votes, but is the link)?
Just some thoughts for the day.
Over the last 30 years we have add ad-hoc creations such as Drug Czar, Intelligence Czar, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Homeland Security, (Special) Presidential Envoy etc.
Now you are suggesting a PNSR as well an NSC.
I think this approach is fundamentally wrong since it, just like the Congress's creation of DoHS, only adds bureaucratic layers to an already problematic govbernment structure.
I think it will be a good idea to follow in Truman's footsetps and seriously investigate reorganizing US government structures.