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Walters: It takes a nation to fix a government

October 27, 2010

“It takes a nation to fix a government.”  This is because the government cannot fundamentally fix itself from the top-down.  The government is too bound up in bureaucratic, Congressional and outsider special interests to act on the public interest in national security transformation without public pressure or catastrophe.  I’d certainly prefer the former as the catalyst for change.

– Wally Walters, Chief of Staff

This is from a series of posts by our staff in response to this question: In which ways can the next Congress help advance the national security transformation?

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