Defense and National Security: To meet the changing nature of our security threats, a former top Pentagon official calls for a major "cultural change" in our national security and defense operations, creating a much greater level of integration of Defense, Homeland Security, State and Treasury coordinated through the president and his national security adviser. The financial crisis will limit spending.
Jacques Gansler, http://www.puaf.umd.edu/facstaff/faculty/gansler.html
Peacekeeping and Defense: The changing nature of security threats will require more military "stability operations" peacekeeping operations, for example; efforts to return civil order rather than defeating an enemy. While the Department of Defense has recognized the need and begun to integrate State Department civil and humanitarian resources into its new Africa Command, this does not go far enough. Evidence shows that these types of military operations are most successful in support of a political settlement. This translates into a need for expanded diplomatic and humanitarian resources.
Daniel Levine, http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/facstaff/faculty/Levine.htm
Domestic Policy Recommendations, In Brief
Treasury secretary/financial crisis: Don't take this job without the full trust and support of the president. The first order of business: provide additional federal funds to distressed businesses, accompanied by reforms.
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University of Maryland