Using All Elements of National Power
By Michael Jacobson
In a speech last month, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates argued that meeting the various challenges facing the country in the decades ahead will require the strengthening of “important elements of national power” other than military power. America, the Secretary warned, “must create the capability to integrate and apply all of the elements of national power to problems and challenges abroad.”
Ambassador Dell Dailey, the State Department's Counterterrorism Coordinator, spoke at the Washington Institute yesterday about this critical issue, laying out how the US is trying to better integrate and utilize all elements of power in combating terrorism.
A copy of Ambassador Dailey's prepared remarks are available on the State Department website, at: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/rm/07/97165.htm
December 13, 2007 09:49 AM Link