In 2005, in response to the Bush administration’s failed foreign policies in Iraq and Afghanistan and the marginalization of non-military sources of national power, the Center for American Progress released "Integrated Power," a progressive national security strategy. This document was a blueprint for a whole of government approach to dealing with national security challenges in order to protect U.S. citizens, interests, and allies around the world.
Since coming into office, the Obama administration has begun the arduous task of reinvigorating all elements of U.S. national power including bolstering our diplomatic corps, building up our development capabilities, and maintaining an efficient and effective military capability. These efforts are still in their early stages, but the need for an overarching national security strategy to unify these efforts and provide guidance for their implementation is clear.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation on integrating the elements of U.S. national power. This event will also serve as the release for CAP’s new progressive national security strategy which offers a framework for the Obama administration’s efforts to coordinate and unify U.S. diplomatic, development and military strategies.