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Bearg: The Deficit Commission and national security transformation

November 22, 2010

The members of the Deficit Commission have been thinking hard about change. Their recommendations are a new, daring way of thinking about how fundamental changes – difficult as they are– are essential to the strength of this country.

The Project on National Security Reform has a new way of thinking too – and it relates directly to deficit reduction: transform the way we think about and act on national security. Make it whole of government and whole of nation. Reform processes and perspectives to include all instruments of national power in preventing and solving problems.

The current system is increasingly crippled in dealing with modern challenges. Transforming the system into a more integrated whole will result in more efficient and effective use of our national security resources, resulting in less cost.

National security transformation is an idea whose time has come – just in time to be put in the mix of crucially important, daring ideas to set this great country on sounder and safer fiscal and national security footing.

– Nancy Bearg, Senior Advisor

This is from a series of posts by our staff in response to this question: How can national security transformation contribute to fiscal responsibility?

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