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<em>Project on National Security Reform - Preliminary Findings</em>

Project on National Security Reform - Preliminary Findings

Ensuring Security in an Unpredictable World

Report

July 2008

Authors: Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, David M. Abshire, Norman R. Augustine, Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill, Charles G. Boyd, Daniel W. Christman, General Wesley K. Clark, Former Senior Advisor, 2001-2009, Preventive Defense Project, Ruth A. David, Leon Fuerth, Newt Gingrich, James R. Locher III, James M. Loy, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, John McLaughlin, Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Carlos Pascual, Amb. Thomas R. Pickering, General Brent Scowcroft, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security, Jeffrey H. Smith, Dr. James B. Steinberg, Ken Weinstein

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Preventive Defense Project

 

The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) - a bipartisan, private-public partnership sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency - has released its preliminary findings on needed changes in the national security system (covering both international and homeland security). PNSR's goal is approval of a new system early in the next administration. It envisions three sets of reforms: new presidential directives or executive orders, a new national security act, and amendments to Senate and House rules.

One theme certain to emerge is the need for improved collaboration on security matters - among nations; branches of the U.S. government; executive departments and agencies; and federal, state, and local entities. In this spirit, PNSR has a highly collaborative, fully transparent
effort underway. This report - presenting preliminary findings subject to further analysis and refinement - is an extension of that approach. PNSR seeks to use this report as a vehicle for soliciting input from the broadest possible audience.

 

For more information about this publication please contact the PDP Associate Director at 617-495-1412.

Full text of this publication is available at:
http://www.pnsr.org/data/images/pnsr%20preliminary%20findings%20july%202008.pdf

For Academic Citation:

Carter, Ashton B., et al. Project on National Security Reform - Preliminary Findings. July 2008.

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